Thursday Iran’s state television said that regime forces captured a foreign tanker with a crew of 12 accused of smuggling oil.
Three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz, but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, Britain said on Thursday.
Friday the US Senate defeated legislation that would have barred President Donald Trump from launching an attack on Iran without first obtaining the approval of Congress, except in self-defense.
Saturday North Korea said President Donald Trump’s offer to meet leader Kim Jong Un at the Korean Demilitarized Zone is a “very interesting suggestion,” brightening prospects for a third face-to-face meeting between the two leaders.
Tuesday President Trump threatened to attack Iran in retaliation for any strikes by Tehran “on anything American,” after Iran said new U.S. sanctions precluded any diplomacy and called the White House actions “mentally retarded.”
The Syrian “refugee” arrested in connection with plotting to bomb a Protestant church in Pittsburgh came into the country with the flood of Muslims that President Obama let into the country during his second term.
Thursday Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said Saudi Arabia agrees with the United States that Iran was behind the suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.