Iran seized a boat and arrested 12 Filipinos as it busted a ‘fuel-smuggling ring’ in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday that a US-led maritime security mission in the Strait of Hormuz would be a "source of insecurity."
BP has not taken any of its oil tankers through the Strait of Hormuz since a July 10 attempt by Iran to seize one of its vessels, the British company's Chief Financial Officer Brian Gilvary said on Tuesday.
Oman is not undertaking any mediation efforts around rising tensions in the Gulf region but is in contact with "all parties"
Neighbours have made talks impossible through their "hasty and arrogant moves", a top Iranian security official told Oman's chief diplomat in Tehran on Saturday amid a tanker crisis.
Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday ...
European powers urged Iran on Saturday to release a British-flagged tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz in what Britain called a "dangerous" move, warning its ships to avoid the strategic waterway.
Some global airlines are re-routing flights to avoid Iran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, they said on Friday, after the US aviation regulator barred its carriers from the area until further notice.
US President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike on Iran because he it could have killed 150 people, a disproportionate response to Tehran's downing of an unmanned US surveillance drone.
Iran successfully tested a cruise missile on Sunday during naval exercises near the Strait of Hormuz, Iran's state media reported, at a time of heightened tensions with the United States.