Weapons administration

In this May 5, 2019 photo issued by Karatzas Images, showing the British oil tanker Stena Impero at unknown location, which is believed to have been captured by Iran. Iran's Revolutionary Guard announced on their website Friday July 19, 2019, it has seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the latest provocation in a strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in the tensions between Tehran and the West. (Basil M. Karatzas, Karatzas Images via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
July 19, 2019 - 4:19 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary said Iranian authorities seized two vessels Friday in the Strait of Hormuz, actions signaling an escalation in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions between Tehran and the West. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said one of the seized...
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In this undated photo issued Friday July 19, 2019, by Stena Bulk, showing the British oil tanker Stena Impero at unknown location, which is believed to have been captured by Iran. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced on their website Friday July 19, 2019, it has seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the latest provocation in a strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in the tensions between Tehran and the West. (Stena Bulk via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 4:03 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 12:30 p.m. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says two vessels have been seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz. Hunt said Friday he will shortly attend an emergency...
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Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 19, 2019 - 3:02 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 11:30 p.m. UK Chamber of Shipping CEO Bob Sanguinetti says the seizure of a British oil tanker by Iranian forces represents an escalation in tensions in the Persian Gulf that makes it...
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Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 19, 2019 - 2:48 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken on the phone with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss Iran and ongoing efforts to ensure that Tehran does not...
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Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 19, 2019 - 2:38 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 11:05 p.m. The operator of oil tanker Stena Impero says it is unable to contact the ship after it was approached by unidentified vessels and a helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz. Northern...
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Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 19, 2019 - 2:21 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has seized a British oil tanker that was passing through the Strait of Hormuz. The IRGC's website, sepahnews.com, says the tanker "Impero...
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Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 19, 2019 - 1:23 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 9:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says there is "no doubt about it" that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone, despite Iranian denials that it lost an unmanned aircraft. Trump is...
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Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 19, 2019 - 12:56 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Iran's Revolutionary Guard has released video images it claims proves that a U.S. warship did not destroy an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf. Iranian state TV shows video it...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 17, 2019 file image from video, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang speaks during a media briefing. China is calling on Washington to “correct” sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for its nuclear program. The foreign ministry spokesman on Friday, July 19, said U.S. pressure on Iran and its “long-arm jurisdiction” against companies in third countries is the “root cause” of tension with Tehran.(AP Photo/File)
July 19, 2019 - 7:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — China urged Washington on Friday to "correct" sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for its nuclear program. U.S. pressure on Iran and its "long-arm jurisdiction" against companies in third countries is the "root cause" of tension with...
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July 19, 2019 - 6:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — China urged Washington on Friday to "correct" sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for its nuclear program. U.S. pressure on Iran and its "long-arm jurisdiction" against companies in third countries is the "root cause" of tension with...
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