Iran summons Emirati envoy over killing of 2 fishermen

Iranian commandos fast-rope down from a helicopter onto the MV Wila oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP) August 20, 2020 Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday it summoned the United Arab Emirates envoy after Emirati Coast Guard vessels shot [...]

By |August 20th, 2020|UAE|

US slaps sanctions on facilitators of Iran’s Mahan Air

A plane from the Iranian private airline, Mahan Air. (AP) August 19, 2020 The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on two companies for providing material support to Iranian airline Mahan Air, the US Treasury Department said. The Treasury in a statement said that the UAE-based Parthia Cargo and Delta Parts Supply FZC [...]

By |August 19th, 2020|North America, UAE, USA|

Iranian, UAE tension looms over trade

Aid destined for Iran is loaded onto a UAE military transport plane, Dubai, March 3, 2020. (AFP) August 18, 2020 Iranian experts and traders are concerned that the tensions between Iran and the UAE could affect the mutual trade relations, at a time when Tehran is facing an economic crisis due to the [...]

By |August 18th, 2020|UAE|

Gulf Cooperation Council secretary-general denounces Iran’s ‘threats’ against UAE

The flags of the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries on display at a previous GCC summit, in Kuwait City. (AFP) August 17, 2020 The secretary-general of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Sunday denounced “threats” made by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other officials against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over its peace agreement [...]

By |August 17th, 2020|Israel, UAE|

UAE says Israel deal not about Iran, rejects criticism from Turkey

Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash speaks during a news conference on Yemen in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 13, 2018. (AP) August 15, 2020 The United Arab Emirates said its decision to normalize ties with Israel isn’t about countering Iran, and dismissed criticism of the pact from Turkey’s leader. “This is [...]

By |August 15th, 2020|Israel, Turkey, UAE|

Family of Iran abducted man tells details of his disappearance

Jamshid Sharmahd, an Iranian-American broadcaster based in Los Angeles. (Wikimedia Commons) August 5, 2020 A California-based member of an Iranian opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said told The Associated Press (AP). The suspected cross-border abduction of Jamshid Sharmahd appears corroborated by mobile phone location [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|North America, UAE, USA|

Emirates resumes Iran flights after five-month break

Emirates Boeing 777-31H aircraft taxying upon arrival at the Iranian capital Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, July 17, 2020. (AFP) July 17, 2020 Dubai-based Emirates airlines resumed flights to the Iranian capital on Friday after a five-month break due to shutdowns to curb the spread of coronavirus. Iran, the worst-hit country in the [...]

By |July 17th, 2020|UAE|

Tanker off UAE sought by US over Iran sanctions ‘hijacked’

The vessel took on Iranian oil from Kharg Island to sell abroad, the US government said. (AFP) July 16, 2020 An oil tanker sought by the US over allegedly circumventing sanctions on Iran was hijacked on July 5 off the coast of the UAE, a seafarers organization said Wednesday. Satellite photos showed the [...]

By |July 16th, 2020|North America, UAE, USA|

UAE helps evacuate South Korean nationals from Iran

Iranian residents, some wearing protective masks, wait to cross a street in the capital Tehran on February 22, 2020. (AFP) March 20, 2020 The UAE helped evacuate 80 people from Iran including 74 South Koreans and six Iranian family members, a step the country has taken in response to a request by the South Korean [...]

By |March 20th, 2020|East Asia, UAE|

U.S. blacklists 5 UAE-based companies over purchase of Iran oil

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin discusses possible sanctions on Iran before a House appropriations subcommittee.. (AP) March 19, 2020 The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on five United Arab Emirates-based companies, accusing them of having collectively purchased in 2019 hundreds of thousands of metric tons of petroleum products from Iran. The U.S. Treasury Department [...]

By |March 19th, 2020|North America, UAE, USA|