Tanker Unloads Iranian Fuel Oil in China After Nearly 5-Month Trek

By Roslan Khasawneh and Muyu Xu SINGAPORE/BEIJING, May 16 (Reuters) - A tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil in violation of U.S. sanctions has unloaded the cargo into storage tanks near the Chinese city of Zhoushan, according to ship tracking data on Refinitiv Eikon. The discharging of the nearly 130,000 tonnes of Iranian fuel oil onboard the tanker, the Marshal Z, … [Read more...]

Tanker Attacks Near UAE Expose Weaknesses in Gulf Arab Security

By Stephen Kalin, Alexander Cornwell and Dahlia Nehme RIYADH/DUBAI, May 15 (Reuters) - Attacks on Saudi tankers and other vessels off the coast of the United Arab Emirates this week expose vulnerabilities in the security of a key oil-shipping route amid rising tensions between the United States, Iran and Gulf Arab states. The operation near the Strait of Hormuz appeared … [Read more...]

U.S. Envoy Urges Response “Short of War” to Gulf Tanker Attacks

By Stephen Kalin and Alexander Cornwell RIYADH/DUBAI, May 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia said Washington should take what he called "reasonable responses short of war" after it had determined who was behind attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Iran was a prime suspect in the sabotage on Sunday although Washington had no … [Read more...]

Oil Tankers Attacked Off United Arab Emirates

By Rania El Gamal and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI/LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid tensions between the United States and Iran. The UAE said on Sunday that four commercial vessels … [Read more...]

Iran Guard Rejects Talks as Senior Cleric Threaten’s U.S. Navy Fleet

DUBAI, May 10 (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday Tehran would not negotiate with the United States and a senior cleric warned that a U.S. Navy fleet could be "destroyed with one missile," as a U.S aircraft carrier headed towards the Gulf. The comments by hardliners appeared partly aimed at discouraging President Hassan Rouhani and his moderate allies in … [Read more...]