How Iran fuel Oil Exports Beat U.S. Sanctions in Tanker Odyssey to Asia

By Roslan Khasawneh, Ahmed Rasheed and Ahmed Elumami SINGAPORE/BAGHDAD/TRIPOLI, March 20 (Reuters) - At least two tankers have ferried Iranian fuel oil to Asia in recent months despite U.S. sanctions against such shipments, according to a Reuters analysis of ship-tracking data and port information, as well as interviews with brokers and traders. The shipments were loaded … [Read more...]

Iran’s Oil Tanker Fleet Being Squeezed as Sanctions Bite

By Jonathan Saul and Parisa Hafezi LONDON/DUBAI, March 13 (Reuters) - Iran is running short of options to replace its aging fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed U.S. sanctions are making potential sellers and flag registries wary of doing business with Tehran, Western and Iranian sources said. Since U.S. President Donald Trump reimposed … [Read more...]

Iran’s Tiny Navy Is Trying to Revive an Empire -Opinion

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) -- On the campaign trail in 2007, Senator John McCain sang a parody to the tune of the Beach Boys’ “Barbara Ann”: “Bomb, bomb, bomb … bomb, bomb Iran.” That sentiment resonates in the Donald Trump administration, and it’s understandable. The Iranians continue to push their influence throughout the Middle East: using proxies to threaten … [Read more...]

Iran to Send Warships to the Atlantic, Closer to U.S. Waters

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The Iranian navy will send warships to deploy in the Atlantic from March, a top commander said on Friday, as the Islamic Republic seeks to increase the operating range of its naval forces to the backyard of the United States, its arch foe. Iran sees the presence of U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf as a security concern and its navy has sought to … [Read more...]

Iran’s Military is Ready to Protect Oil Tankers Against Threats, Deputy Commander

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Iran's armed forces will protect Iranian oil tankers against any threats, an Iranian military official said on Monday after the United States called the ships a "floating liability" and warned ports operators not to allow them to dock. The United States resumed sanctions on Iran's oil, shipping and banking industries last Monday after U.S. President … [Read more...]