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Largest Ship in Iranian Navy Reportedly Catches Fire, Sinks

It's not clear what happened in Gulf of Oman incident

(Newser) - The largest ship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, semiofficial news agencies reported. The Fars and Tasnim news agencies said efforts failed to save the support ship Kharg, named after the island that serves as the main oil...

Iran: We Can Strike US 'Around the World'

Ambassador says US attack would be 'suicidal'

(Newser) - Iran again thumped its chest today, saying that the US won't attack the Middle Eastern country militarily if it knows what's good for it. "The Americans know very well what Iran is like and what our potential is," Iran's ambassador to Russia said at a...

Iran to US Aircraft Carrier: Don't Return to Gulf

Army chief says action will be taken if warning not heeded

(Newser) - Tension continues to build between Iran and the US, with Iran's army chief warning today that Tehran will take action if a US aircraft carrier returns to the Persian Gulf. The carrier was spotted there last week during Iran's 10 days of naval exercises , but left for the...

Iran Films US Aircraft Carrier in Persian Gulf
 Iran Films US Aircraft Carrier 

Iran Films US Aircraft Carrier

And warns it not to come closer

(Newser) - Iran's chest-thumping continues: An Iranian surveillance plane spotted and recorded footage of a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf as part of its current Navy drill in the Strait of Hormuz, Iran's state-run news agency said today. It quoted the top admiral in Iran's navy as...

Iran Flaunts Defense Systems in War Games

4K miles of radar turned on as planes simulate attack

(Newser) - War games are underway in Iran as the country puts its defensive prowess on display: Radar and signal detection equipment was turned on around 4,200 miles of borderland; military forces went on alert; and six planes staged a mock raid, likely simulating a US or Israeli attack on nuclear...

Iran Tells US: Give Us Our Scientist Back

Nuclear researcher is missing, and Tehran says he was abducted

(Newser) - Iran today accused the US and Saudi Arabia of kidnapping a prominent nuclear scientist. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Shahram Amir disappeared while visiting Saudi Arabia on a religious pilgrimage in June. "The Americans did abduct him," he said. "Therefore we expect the American government to return...

'People's Army' Dominates Iran's Economy

Doing business in the country means dealing with the Revolutionary Guard

(Newser) - Iran's Revolutionary Guard, which the White House is on the cusp of labeling a terrorist organization, is an economic and political behemoth. The well-connected force has ties to more than 100 companies, dominates the construction industry, is in charge of developing Teheran's subway system, and even runs hospitals. The LA ...

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