Washington mixes bait and threats as ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Tehran becomes unorthodox
Turkey gets itself in new trouble...
Will Turkey go against the US...again?
Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since the Trump administration last year quit an international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions
It is easier than you think
The US has issued a warrant to seize the tanker for links to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, which it designates as a terrorist organization
The seizure of the tanker in July 4th on suspicion it was carrying oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions led to a Tehran - West stand-off
The Stena Impero tanker was confiscated by the Revolutionary Guards at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organisation
The Guards said the impounded ship was smuggling one million liters of fuel in the area of Larak Island in the Gulf
However, the Japanese operator of Kokuka Courageous said the crew saw "flying objects" just before the attack