US ships fire warning shots at Iranian vessels
Tensions rise in the Strait of Hormuz
Iranian Vessels Come Within 300 Yards Of US Destroyer
A US Navy official told CNN four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels conducted a "high-speed intercept" of the USS Nitze in waters near the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday, deeming the incident "unsafe...
US Sends Destroyer After Iran Seizes Ship
The US Navy has sent a destroyer toward the Persian Gulf after Iran took control of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship it accused of trespassing in territorial waters. The ship, the M/V Maersk Tigr...
U.S.-Flagged Ship Intercepted By Iranian Patrol
A U.S.-flagged ship was recently intercepted by an Iran Revolutionary Guard naval patrol, the U.S. Navy revealed to CNN Tuesday. The incident occurred on Friday when four Iranian naval vessels surroun...
Strait of Hormuz
The Strait of Hormuz /hɔrˈmuːz/ Persian: تَنگِه هُرمُز‎ Tangeh-ye Hormoz  listen , Arabic: مَضيق هُرمُز‎ Maḍīq Hurmuz) is a strait between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gu...
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United Nations Security Council Resolution 3
United Nations Security Council Resolution 3, adopted on April 4, 1946, acknowledged that the Soviet troops in Iran could not be removed in time to meet their deadline under the Tri-Partite Treaty but...
Little Zab
The Little Zab or Lower Zab (Arabic: الزاب الاسفل‎ (al-Zāb al-Asfal), Kurdish: Zêy Koya / Zêyê Biçûk, Persian: زاب کوچک‎ (Zâb-e Kuchak), Syriac: ܙܒܐ ܬܚܬܝܐ (Zāba taḥtāya)) origi...
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31st parallel north
31st parallel northThe 31st parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 31 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Africa, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America and the Atlantic ...
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Al-Fakkah Field
The Al-Fakkah Field, also known as Jebel Al-Fauqi or Jebal Al-Fauqi, is an oil field located in southern Iraq's Maysan Governorate and Khūzestān Province, Iran. The oil field produced 50,000 barrels p...
Shatt al-Arab
Shatt al-Arab (Arabic: شط العرب‎, "Stream of the Arabs"; Persian: اَروَندرود‎, Arvand Rud, "Swift River") is a river in Southwest Asia of some 200 km (120 mi) in length, form...
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Caspian Sea
The Caspian Sea (Russian: Каспи́йское мо́ре, Kaspiyskoye more; [kɐˈspʲijskəɪ ˈmorʲɪ], Azerbaijani: Xəzər dənizi, Kazakh: Каспий теңізі Kaspiy teñizi, Persian: دریای خزر Daryā-i Xazar, دری...
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Cheekha Dar
Cheekha Dar, or The Outer Row, is the local Kurdish name for the mountain currently thought to be the highest in Iraq. It is claimed to be 3,611 metres high in the CIA World Factbook. It is 6 kilometr...
Russo-Persian Treaty of Friendship (1921)
The Russo-Persian Treaty of Friendship was signed on February 26, 1921 between representatives of Iran and the Soviet Russia. Based on the terms of the treaty, all previous agreements made between the...
USS Hartford and USS New Orleans collision
The USS Hartford and USS New Orleans collision was a collision between the United States Navy Los Angeles-class submarine USS Hartford and the United States Navy San Antonio-class amphibious tran...
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Iran Air Flight 655
Iran Air Flight 655 was an Iran Air civilian passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai. On 3 July 1988, the aircraft operating this route was shot down by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS...
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United Nations Security Council Resolution 5
United Nations Security Council Resolution 5, adopted on May 8, 1946, deferred decisions on Soviet troops in Iran until the Iranian government had time to confer with the Soviet Union and submit a rep...
Greater and Lesser Tunbs
Greater Tunb and Lesser Tunb (Persian: تنب بزرگ و تنب کوچک ‎, Tonb-e Bozorg and Tonb-e Kuchak, Arabic: طنب الكبرى و طنب الصغرى ‎, Tunb el-Kubra and Tunb el-Sughra; are two small isla...