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Persian Gulf Tensions 2019 [BREAKING NEWS]

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Four commercial vessels have been targeted by "sabotage operations" near territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates, its foreign ministry says.

The sabotage attempt occurred in the Gulf of Oman, the statement said, but the ministry gave no details of what form it took.

https://www.bbc.co.United Kingdom/news/world-middle-east-48245204

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I think it's all mind games, we've seen it happen before, Russian vessels, Russian jets etc. It's just, the US has an Orangutan for a president and I don't now if he grasps how to play the game yet.

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12 minutes ago, realizm said:

Oh wait...

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"United Arab Emirates confirms that four ships anchored in the port have been damaged (by Iran)"

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43 minutes ago, Ibn al-Hussain said:

:salam:

I pray for peace and safety for the region. Any sort of confrontation could lead to utter catastrophy.

I personally think it could be the reverse. Countries such as Bahrain, Wahhabi Arabia, UAE could finally throw down the yokes of being ruled by the unroyal families that traded this dunya for the afterlife. Faster these fake Muslims would cease controlling anything, the better for the entire Umma. 

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Two Saudi oil tankers have suffered “significant damage” in an apparent sabotage attack off the coast of Fujairah, part of the United Arab Emirates, the Saudi energy minister has said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/12/uae-four-merchant-ships-reported-sabotaged

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Earlier on Sunday, Lebanon’s pro-Iran satellite channel Al-Mayadeen, quoting “Gulf sources” falsely reported that a series of explosions had struck Fujairah’s port. State and semi-official media in Iran picked up the report from Al-Mayadeen, which later published the names of vessels it claimed were involved in the incident.

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Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman called the incidents “worrisome and dreadful”, and asked for an investigation into the matter.

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Powerful explosions have been reported in the Emirati port of al-Fujairah, where seven oil tankers are said to have caught fire.

The blasts took place early on Sunday morning, according to the Lebanon-based Al Mayadeen television channel, which reported the development hours later.

It said the seven oil tankers were completely burnt and that firefighters were still trying to extinguish the blaze.

Some social media activists said that American and French aircraft of unspecified type were flying over the port.

Al Mayadeen did not say what had caused the explosions or the fire.

Later, the media office of the government of Fujairah denied the report of the explosions altogether, saying that transit and other activities at the port were underway as usual. Additionally, Brigadier Ali Obaid al-Taniji, the director of the department of civil defense in Fujairah, told the Emarat al-Youm daily that there had been no fire or explosion at the port.

Despite the UAE government’s denial, witnesses have emphasized that the blasts have taken place and some media sources have even went further, identifying a number of oil tankers hit by the explosions by their hull numbers as follows:

 

AMJAD tanker
No.: 9779800

Marzouqah tanker
No.: 9165762

Miraj oil tanker
No.: 9394741

A.MICHEL oil tanker
No.: 9177674

FNSA10 oil tanker 
No.: 9432074

image.pngThe ministry statement was tweeted by the official news agency WAM.

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— وكالة أنباء الإمارات (@wamnews) May 12, 2019

 

Earlier this week, a number of powerful explosions rocked Saudi Arabia’s port city of Yanbu’, an important petroleum shipping terminal for the kingdom. Reports, however, fell short of giving any reason for the blasts or possible casualties.

No further details have been made available up to this moment and no group or individual has assumed responsibility for the blasts.

Yanbu' is an important petroleum shipping terminal for Saudi Arabia and home to three oil refineries, a plastics facility and several other petrochemical plants.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/12/595745/UAE-Fujairah-port-explosion-fire

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UAE says four cargo vessels 'sabotaged' off Fujairah coast
Earlier reports by Al Mayadeen and Sputnik exaggerated the scale of the incident and falsely claimed there was a major fire in Port of Fujairah

Four cargo vessels were subjected to "sabotage operations" off the coast of Fujairah, the UAE's Foreign Ministry has said.

The incident took place on Sunday morning near UAE territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman.

It said that there had been no injuries or fatalities on board the vessels and no spill of chemicals or fuel.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation said acts of sabotage on civilian vessels and threatening the safety and lives of those on board "is a serious development".

An investigation is continuing. It did not apportion blame or identify suspects. The nature of the attack was not immediately clear and the names of the vessels and their operators are yet to be released.

But on Monday, the Saudi energy minister Khalid Al Falih confirmed two Saudi oil tankers were among those attacked, suffering "significant damage to the structures of the two vessels".

Earlier, the UAE was the subject of false accounts of an attack after news outlets with links to the Kremlin, Hezbollah and Iran spread claims that a series of explosions had occurred on land at Fujairah’s port.

An image of a flaming tanker purporting to be evidence of the attack was a picture of a tanker called the Kashmir on fire in Jebel Ali in 2009.

“It is weak. It was clear this was fake news," Mr.. Al Rahoomi said. "Everybody can see the location. Something like that you would have been able to see for miles and miles."

Bahrain strongly condemned the sabotage. In a statement by Bahrain News Agency late on Sunday, the Bahraini Foreign Ministry denounced the act, saying it was aimed at threatening the security and stability of marine navigation.

It urged the international community to guarantee the safety of marine navigation and confront all attempts to undermine international peace and security.

Press TV continued broadcasting the interview hours after the reports were denied by UAE authorities and in the absence and any independently verified reports to back up the claims.

Sputnik also continued to report the story prominently alongside the denials.

Quoting Al Mayadeen, Sputnik claimed “seven oil tankers were completely burnt and firefighters were still trying to extinguish the blaze".

Claiming its story was based on unidentified sources in the Gulf, Al Mayadeen later claimed to have obtained names and numbers of the tankers involved.

Press TV continued broadcasting the interview hours after the reports were denied by UAE authorities and in the absence and any independently verified reports to back up the claims.

Sputnik also continued to report the story prominently alongside the denials.

Quoting Al Mayadeen, Sputnik claimed “seven oil tankers were completely burnt and firefighters were still trying to extinguish the blaze".

Claiming its story was based on unidentified sources in the Gulf, Al Mayadeen later claimed to have obtained names and numbers of the tankers involved.

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/uae-says-four-cargo-vessels-sabotaged-off-fujairah-coast-1.860279#7

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that four commercial ships off its eastern coast “were subjected to sabotage operations,” just hours after Iranian and Lebanese media outlets aired false reports of explosions at a nearby Emirati port.

Emirati officials declined to elaborate on the nature of the sabotage or say who might have been responsible. However, the reported incident comes as the U.S. has warned ships that “Iran or its proxies” could be targeting maritime traffic in the region, and as America is deploying an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf to counter alleged threats from Tehran.

The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which oversees the region, did not immediately offer comment on the incident. Emirati officials declined to elaborate while their investigation is ongoing.

The reported sabotage incident comes after the U.S. Maritime Administration warned Thursday that Iran could target commercial sea traffic.

https://www.apnews.com/f8ed00420d42476292a106d26d33ede9

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Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum.

May I live to see the end of House of Sauood.  Insh'Allah the two holy sites will be freed from the impure Nawasib.   

God hasten the appearance of Imam, Al aman al aman ya sahab al zaman.

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah

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It is obvious that if they try to stop Iranian oil exports, Iran will retaliate. Perhaps we are going to see a war now.

May Almighty Lord protect Islamic Republic & grant them the toufeeq to handle this crisis and grant them the victory against the evil forces. 

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IRGC chief: Americans have started “psychological war”

http://en.abna24.com/news//irgc-chief-americans-have-started-“psychological-war”_940934.html

May 12, 2019 - 7:35 PM News Code : 940934 Source : ISNALink: 

IRGC chief: Americans have started “psychological war”

 

The United States has started a psychological war in the region, the Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Hossein Salami said in a parliament session on Sunday, according to a parliamentary spokesman. 

The U.S. military has sent forces, including an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers, to the Middle East. 

The USS Abraham Lincoln is replacing another carrier rotated out of the Persian Gulf last month, according to Reuters. 

“Commander Salami, with attention to the situation in the region, presented an analysis that the Americans have started a psychological war because the comings and goings of their military is a normal matter,” the spokesman for the parliamentary leadership, Behrouz Nemati, said, summarizing General Salami’s comments, according to parliament’s ICANA news site. 

Major General Hossein Salami was appointed as chief commander of IRGC last month. 

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It's interesting how the views of the readers of the London Financial Times, distrust the American/Saudi version of events. Their view is that this was possibly one of a number of possible false flag operations that are to come and would be used by the US to launch an illegal war:

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https://www.ft.com/content/5926a3c8-7536-11e9-be7d-6d846537acab

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Trump and his cronies in the oil industry are trying to drag us all into another war. I really hope Iran doesn't take the bait. A war between two powerful nations on opposite sides of the world will be disaster for everyone except the billionaires who build their empires on the blood of the murdered victims of their games. 

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The people in America for the sake of their sons, should make foolish Trump understand "War is not a Joke especially war with Iran is signature on America's death warrant" The Americans may begin the war but its end will not be in their control.

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18 hours ago, realizm said:

:salam:

So, no sabotage, a fake news at the end ?

there is narrations that is common between Shia & Sunni that says about great fire in east that I think it relates to burning oil fields in east of Hijaz that KSA is always accusing Shias in there that they want to explode oil fields in favor of Iran & is trying to move all Shias from that area by brute force that if it current fire is be real , it seems some group like zionists are trying make this great fire a real thing because they have plan to Kill Imam Mahdi (aj) or bring a fake one instead of him anyway Allah knows best .

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Patrick Cockburn in the Independent newspaper:

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However, Iran has made serious efforts to show moderation and cultivate support from the EU, Russia and China. For this reason, it appears unlikely that it has had a hand in attacking the Saudi oil tankers. Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi asked for more information about what had really happened to the tankers. He warned against any “conspiracy orchestrated by ill-wishers” and “adventurism” by foreigners.

https://www.independent.co.United Kingdom/voices/Saudi-oil-tanker-Iran-uae-us-pompeo-bolton-Trump-a8911641.html

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WASHINGTON — At a meeting of President Trump’s top national security aides last Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, administration officials said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/world/middleeast/us-military-plans-Iran.html

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1 hour ago, Abu Nur said:

should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons,

:( Sounds like another opportunity for Bush-esque "weapons of mass destruction". 

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27-His Supplication for the People of the Frontiers (  Ahl- Thughoor)

This is an important dua for the oppressed people

 

O God, defeat their enemy through that,
أللَّهُمَّ افْلُلْ بِذَلِـكَ عَدُوَّهُمْ،
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trim their nails from them, separate them from their weapons,
وَاقْلِمْ عَنْهُمْ أَظْفَارَهُمْ، وَفَرِّقْ بَيْنَهُمْ وَبَيْنَ أَسْلِحَتِهِمْ ،
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pull out the firm ties from their hearts, keep them far away from their stores,
وَاخْلَعْ وَثَائِقَ أَفْئِدَتِهِمْ، وَبَاعِدْ بَيْنَهُمْ وَبَيْنَ أَزْوِدَتِهِمْ،
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bewilder them in their roads, turn them astray from their direction,
وَحَيِّرْهُمْ فِي سُبُلِهِمْ، وَضَلِّلْهُمْ عَنْ وَجْهِهِمْ،
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cut off reinforcements from them, chop them down in numbers,
وَاقْـطَعْ عَنْهُمُ الْمَدَدَ وَانْقُصْ مِنْهُمُ الْعَدَدَ،
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fill their hearts with terror, hold back their hands from stretching forth,
وَامْلاْ أَفْئِدَتَهُمُ الرُّعْبَ، وَاقْبِضْ أَيْـدِيَهُمْ عَنِ البَسْطِ،
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tie back their tongues from speaking,
وَاخْـزِمْ أَلْسِنَتَهُمْ عَنِ النُّطْقِ،
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"scatter by them the ones behind them" (8:57), make them a lesson for those beyond them,
وَشَرِّدْ بهِمْ مَنْ خَلْفَهُمْ، وَنَكِّلْ بِهِمْ مَنْ وَرَاءَهُمْ،
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and through their degradation cut off the hopes of those who come after them!
وَاقْـطَعْ بِخِزْيِهِمْ أَطْمَـاعَ مَنْ بَعْدَهُمْ.

http://www.duas.org/sajjadiya/s27.htm

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Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that armed drones had attacked two of its oil pumping stations, two days after two Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/14/no-Iran-threat-in-Syria-or-Iraq-says-top-british-officer-in-defiance-of-us

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Iran's Zarif warns about ‘suspicious acts of sabotage’ in region

http://en.abna24.com/news//irans-zarif-warns-about-‘suspicious-acts-of-sabotage’-in-region_941389.html

May 14, 2019 - 6:31 PM News Code : 941389 Source : Press TVLink: 

Iran's Zarif warns about ‘suspicious acts of sabotage’ in region

 

On a visit to India, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has warned about “suspicious acts of sabotage” in the region, following recent incidents involving oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

During the Tuesday meeting, the two ministers also discussed energy issues and Iran’s strategic southeast port of Chabahar. 

Last year, Iran signed an agreement to lease the operational control of phase one of Chabahar port to India for 18 months. 

The port provides the easiest access to the high seas to landlocked Central Asian countries of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. 

ranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said Iran has always defended itself, adding that the US is escalating tensions with Iran unnecessarily. 

'Unfortunately the United States has been escalating the situation unnecessarily,' The Asian News International quoted Zarif as saying. 

'We do not seek escalation but we have always defended ourselves,' he added. 

Commenting on the objectives of his Indian tour, Zarif said: 'India is one of our most important partners-economic, political and regional.' 

http://en.abna24.com/news//iranian-fm-us-escalating-situation-unnecessarily_941375.html

Yemeni drones target Saudi Arabia's vital facilities

http://en.abna24.com/news//yemeni-drones-target-Saudi-arabias-vital-facilities_941361.html

May 14, 2019 - 5:25 PM News Code : 941361 Source : AlmasirahLink: 

Yemeni drones target Saudi Arabia's vital facilities

 

A Yemeni military source said that the Yemeni Army have executed a large military operation against Saudis. 7 Drones have targeted vital Saudi facilities. 

The Yemeni Army and Popular Committees have swiftly shifted from using small drones into developing a larger version of a "UAV-X" able to fly more than 1,400 km, making the Saudis and Emirates capitals within its fire range. 

The Wall Street Journal has highlighted the increasing risk posed by Yemeni drones on the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, that are leading a military coalition in Yemen since 26 March 2015. 

"Yemeni Drones attacks on rivals are more accurate than officials have admitted WSJ reported." Saudis and Emirates have tangibly invested in producing anti-UAV technology, a US official told the WSJ, but the relatively easy production of these weapons makes it difficult to combat them. 

The newspaper's article corresponds to the statements of the leader of the Yemeni revolution, Sayyed Abdulmalik Al-Houthi, who stressed earlier that Yemen's military capabilities in the path of growth and development at all levels by land, sea and air. 

Yemeni official: US naval fleet unable to protect Al-Saud

http://en.abna24.com/news//yemeni-official-us-naval-fleet-unable-to-protect-al-saud_941396.html

May 14, 2019 - 6:50 PM News Code : 941396 Source : FNALink: 

Yemeni official: US naval fleet unable to protect Al-Saud

 

A senior Yemeni official underlined that the Tuesday drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's vital facilities showed that the US naval fleet deployed in the region is not able to defend Riyadh's interests. 

"The operations conducted on Tuesday by the Yemeni army's drone unit was a unique development with several messages; the most important message is that the people who did not have any weapons but Kalashnikov are today building drones which penetrate into the depth of the Saudi territories," Yemeni Deputy Information Minister Fahmi al-Yousefi said. 

He added that the operation was a response to the Monday massacre of the Yemeni civilians in Sa'ada, noting that it had a message for the US forces in the Persian Gulf and a message for the Saudis that "today they are within the range of our weapons and the US fleet cannot support the al-Saud". 

Al-Yousefi said that the countdown for the Saudis has started as Yemeni drones are able to fly deep into the oil rich country and target its installations and facilities. 

Member of the political bureau of Ansarullah movement Mohammed al-Bukhaiti told Al-Jazeera Arabic that the attacks occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning, saying he expects the targets to be oil installations, but stated that he has no specific information on the details of the strikes. 

Hours later, Saudi Arabia's Presidency of State Security confirmed the report of the Yemeni drone attacks on the kingdom facilities, saying two oil pumping stations belonging to Aramco company in the provinces of Al-Duwadimi and Al-Afif "were partially targeted". 

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih also noted that fire broke out at one station between 6:00 am and 6:30 am local time on Tuesday, saying, however, it caused "limited damage". 

He added that Aramco has stopped the pumping operation, where the damage is being assessed, to repair the station and restore the situation to the normal state. 

 

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Thursday blamed Tehran for a drone attack by Yemen's rebels that knocked out a key oil pipeline and a newspaper close to the palace called for the U.S. to carry out "surgical" strikes on Iran, adding a new layer of tension to the standoff in the Persian Gulf.

https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/saudis-blame-Iran-for-drone-attack-amid-calls-for-us-strikes-1.581256

 

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2 hours ago, Haji 2003 said:

Of course they do. 

You know what I think? I think whoever wants a war should go fight it themselves, leave innocent poor young men out of it, just presidents and prime ministers and kings, in a battle of strength and wits. 

I'm ok with it being paintball or laser tag. Nobody has to die, just killing people to take their stuff is stupid and primitive. Humans should have grown beyond that by now. 

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Latest news from the US indicates Trump is getting fed up with his hawkish advisers (Bolton and others), and does not want any kind of military action in regards to Iran

The US stock market is up considerably in the last couple of days--if war were really a possibility, we would be seeing a major sell-off, and all kinds of investor anxiety

I suspect Trump will dismiss Bolton soon

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Two senior intelligence sources said that Qassem Suleimani, leader of Iran’s powerful Quds force, summoned the militias under Tehran’s influence three weeks ago, amid a heightened state of tension in the region. The move to mobilise Iran’s regional allies is understood to have triggered fears in the US that Washington’s interests in the Middle East are facing a pressing threat. The United Kingdom raised its threat levels for British troops in Iraq on Thursday.

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/16/Iran-tells-middle-east-militias-prepare-for-proxy-war

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13 hours ago, Silas said:

 

I suspect Trump will dismiss Bolton soon

I don’t know how much "stuff" Trump actually does himself. I think its his handlers who make all the decisions. Hes just their mouthpiece. It will come down to whatever they tell him to do, but we can all hope and pray you are right, in sha Allah.

W/s

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WASHINGTON — Iran has unloaded missiles from at least two small boats in its territorial waters in what two American officials said on Friday was a sign of easing tensions in the brewing confrontation between Washington and Tehran.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/world/middleeast/Iran-missiles-boats.html

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