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Iran's state piracy, multiple goals, and inevitable destiny

By Mahmoud Hakamian

More than two weeks have passed since the Iranian regime’s piracy on British oil tankers. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps initially claimed that the ship was impounded in accordance with the request of the Iranian Ports Organization for violating naval laws. But these ridiculous claims were immediately rejected by the regime’s officials themselves.

Iran: British Foreign Secretary Rules out Tanker Exchange

By INU Staff

INU - At the beginning of the month, dozens of British Royal Marines participated in efforts to seize an Iranian tanker that was suspected to be carrying oil to Syria. The vessel was intercepted off the coast of Gibraltar with the help of Gibraltarian authorities.

Iran: Dual Nationals in Office

By Poorang Novak

Proving that the mullahs ruling Iran are lying is not very difficult. In fact, truth and honesty are the main enemies of their outdated ideology. They lie about their nuclear bomb–making projects. They lie about Iran’s economic conditions. They lie about their presence in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, and Iraq. They lie about the people’s situation and seek to pretend the Iranian population in its entirety are supporting them and there is no uprising and protest.

Operator of British Tanker Seized by Iran Still Unable to Visit Crew

By INU Staff

INU - The Swedish-based operator of the British-flagged oil tanker that Iran seized last Friday in Omani waters has said that it is still waiting for permission to visit the ship’s 23 crew members.

In a statement on Tuesday, Stena Bulk said: “We continue to focus our efforts on supporting the families of those affected in India, Russia, Latvia and the Philippines and will continue to offer full support until all 23 crew members are released and safely back with their families.”

Iran: United Kingdom to Establish European-Led Maritime Protection Mission

By INU Staff

INU - Following the seizure of the British tanker in Omani waters on Friday, the United Kingdom held an emergency meeting yesterday with the COBRA committee to discuss how it would respond. It affirmed that safe navigation through the Strait of Hormuz, a key passage way for global trade, is a priority.

Concerns That Iran Has Terrorist Cells Across Europe Ready to Attack

By INU Staff

INU - Last week, the Iranian regime seized two British oil tankers. One was released fairly quickly, but the owners and operators of the other tanker immediately attempted to make urgent contact with the vessel. Military officials were also quick to attempt to establish contact with the vessel named Stena Impero.

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