Iran seizes a foreign tanker, reported to be Iraqi, in the Persian Gulf, according to Iranian state media. The Iranians accuse the tanker of "smuggling fuel for some Arab countries".
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
Thirteen people are killed and 58 others are injured as Iran launches missiles and drones upon the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan's offices in Koye, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Iran accused the group of being involved in the ongoing protests in the country.
An Emirati-flagged ship sinks off the Iranian coast in the Persian Gulf due to winds exceeding 70 km-h.
U.S. and Arab officials disclose a clandestine Israeli naval operation against vessels in the Persian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea carrying Iranian oil and weaponry to Syria since 2019. At least twelve Iranian vessels have been bombed with limpet mines, according to U.S. officials.
The United Kingdom announces it is joining a United States-led naval mission in the Persian Gulf to protect oil tankers, following several seizures in international waters by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Three or five of Iran's IRGC Navy gunboats unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of British oil tanker "British Heritage" in the Persian Gulf, according to UK's Ministry of Defense as well as two anonymous U.S. officials. The Royal Navy's HMS "Montrose" reportedly warns the boats to back away from the BP Shipping-owned tanker, which they do. The incident is allegedly captured on a U.S. aircraft's camera.
The United States Department of State orders all non-emergency, non-essential government employees at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and Erbil consulate office to leave Iraq amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf between the United States and Iran.
Flights from Iran to Najaf, Iraq, are diverted to Baghdad due to anti-government protests.
United States President Barack Obama, at the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Saudi Arabia, says the United States will continue to deter and confront aggression against Gulf Arab states; joins others in warning the fragile cease-fire in Syria is on the verge of collapse; pledges vigilance about Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East; wants Gulf allies to offer more democratic reforms and improve human rights; and, says the U.S. and its Gulf partners should wait to see whether Iraq can resolve its political crisis before committing more financial aid which is impeding the fight against ISIL.
Syria's political opposition in-exile urges all Arab countries to sever diplomatic ties with Iran. The Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition declared its support for Riyadh's move, calling on "all Arab and Islamic countries to take a similar step", and criticized what it said was Iran's support for Shia militias in Syria and Iraq.
Demonstrators gather outside the Iranian Embassy in London to protest against an attack on Iranian exiles in Iraq, an attack reportedly ordered by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.