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Iran test-fires short-range anti-ship missiles

Iran test-fires short-range anti-ship missiles

Reuters writes on 11 August 2017 that Iran test-fired a short-range anti-ship missile in the Strait of Hormuz during naval drills last week that Washington believes were aimed at sending a message as the United States reimposes sanctions on Tehran, a U.S. official said on Friday.

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US military warns Iran in the Persian Gulf

US military warns Iran in the Persian Gulf

Missy Ryan writes in the Washington Post that the United States is closely monitoring Iranian naval activity to ensure no disruptions occur to global shipping, a top U.S. general said Wednesday, as tensions with Tehran intensify over renewed economic pressure from the Trump administration.

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US general criticizes leader of Iran's Quds Force

US general criticizes leader of Iran's Quds Force

CNN politics reports that in a blistering criticism of the leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, the four-star US general in charge of US military of operations in the Middle East said Qasem Soleimani is behind much of Iran's destabilizing activities in the region.

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Sanctions and buyers of Iran's oil market

Sanctions and buyers of Iran's oil market

In three months’ time, U.S. sanctions on Iran are due to enter into force that could drive the Persian Gulf  nation’s exports down toward zero and upend the global oil market. There are already signs that it will be harder for the country to export, as some international insurers stop covering shipments.

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Trump for cheap regime change in Iran

Trump for cheap regime change in Iran

Jonah Shepp writes in the New York Magazine that a week ago, President Donald Trump tweeted in all caps at the Iranian government, warning of “CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE” if Tehran ever dared threaten the United States. Predictably, this tweet set off a frenzy of speculation that the Trump administration was planning to declare war on Iran imminently — or even worse, that Trump was about do so impulsively.

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The US planning to attack Iran

The US planning to attack Iran

Martina Bet writes in the Express that the Trump administration is considering military action to keep open key oil shipping routes in the Middle East following escalating rhetoric between Iran and the US after Tehran attacked the waterways.

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Iran can push oil prices up to USD200/barrel

Iran can push oil prices up to USD200/barrel

Ed Hirs has contributed the follwoing article to Forbes: The latest saber rattling from and about Iran gives new resonance to talk of $200 oil. Iran can do it with just a partial blockade of the Strait of Hormuz.  

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Why Trump is tweeting threats to Rouhani

Why Trump is tweeting threats to Rouhani

David Meyer writes in Fortune that the leaders of the U.S. and Iran, presidents Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani, have started openly threatening one another, in an escalation of the tensions between the two countries.  

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