May 13, 2019

News that involves Iran

Dee is once again helping me compile some headlines to chronologically show how this event is coming about.  (I feel it may be another "one shot" hit like Trump did with Syria). It starts with the Israeli Mossad giving secret intel to the USA, then the USA has a meeting at the CIA and then sends ships to the Strait of Hormuz.  The ships were already scheduled to go BUT arrival was pushed up made the news as more of a preventative measure. It has now turned into a global event with piracy no less.

While is this not the Ez 38-39 war (Israel walls come down before that), it MAY be pointing to Psalm 83 and/or Isaiah 17. 

A day or so before May 13, I had a vision where an angel took my hand and said, "Come with me."  As I took her hand, we flew over the earth and landed on a mountain.  Below me was a city on fire...with explosions rocking it from within. 

 I asked the angel what city it was and she said, "Damascus."  Keep your eyes on Israel!  ~ Hope

Due to disinterest, I have stopped posting this news page!  Most everyone checks on their own. :)

Iran slams Australia's military intervention in Strait of Hormuz 

U.S. Plans to Open Direct Talks With Iran-Backed Houthis in Yemen  

Israel Hits Back at Iran and Many Arabs are Taking the Side of... Israel.
Praise comes mainly from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the Persian Gulf states; also voices in Jordan, Iraq, and Lebanon taking Israel's side in these conflicts.

U.K. Prime Minister: Iran must end terror support, engage in talks 

Trump ready to meet Iran’s president within weeks

Iran Seen Preparing For Space Launch

As Hezbollah Leader Blasts Israel, Iran-backed Militias Struck on Iraq-Syria Border

Top Iranian general warns Israel that strikes will bring end to ‘Zionist regime

Week of Aug 25

Royal Navy sends third warship to the Gulf to protect British-flagged ships from Iranian attacks

Economic Earthquake--Iran Scrambling Due to US Sanctions. President Rouhani sends a bill to Majlis (parliament), requesting to change 10,000 rials into one toman; US sanctions are devastating the Iranian economy.

Iraq Points Finger at US After Recent Airstrikes. Iran-backed militia claims the US allowed Israel to carry out strikes; Iraq claims that four Israeli drones were involved. 

Greece denies assistance to Iranian oil tanker released by Gibraltar 

Australia joins US, UK in patrolling Strait of Hormuz  

Iranian-backed militia blames US and Israel for attacks on bases in Iraq

US blames Iran after drone is downed in Yemen

Australia to join US in Gulf maritime security mission: PM 

Iranian oil tanker departs Gibraltar after US request rebuffed

Week of Aug 18
Iran: (Gibraltar's head of government Fabian Picardo stated that he had decided to revoke the detention order, because he had received written guarantees from Iran that the tanker would not unload the transported oil in Syria. As he added, the ship has not yet been released.)

Gibraltar Releases Iranian Tanker, Hours After U.S. Asked them to Seize It 

US moves to seize Iranian supertanker from Gibraltar

Gibraltar denies imminent release of Iranian tanker

Britain Sends Another Warship To Persian Gulf To Join U.S. Coalition

Iran Says It Continues To Surpass Enriched Uranium Limits


Iran Says Tanker Seized at Gibraltar Will Be Released Soon

Israel’s participation in Gulf security force opens its 5th front against Iran

World War 3 Threat: Tehran Warns Israel As Jerusalem Plans To Join USA 

Week of Aug 11


Trump criticizes French president for sending Iran 'mixed signals' 

Russia and Iran to train together "this year" as they fight back against U.S. policies -- Khanzadi dismissed London's decision to join Washington's maritime coalition in the Persian Gulf as "a big bluff and a deceitful act that tries to make this region look unsafe, even though it is secure."

Israel involved in US-led naval mission in Strait of Hormuz — foreign minister 

Rouhani warns: ‘War with Iran is the mother of all wars’

Iran Extends Goodwill Gestures to Its Enemies

UK to join US-led taskforce in Gulf to protect merchant ships 

Iran crisis: Trump fury as China defies US sanctions to import oil from Tehran

Iran’s foreign minister Zarif says he was sanctioned after he declined an invitation to meet Trump at the White House. 

Trump orders new nuclear deal with Iran drafted

Week of Aug 4
Iran’s Zarif was invited to meet Trump at White House last month — report

Saudis and UAE begin quiet talks with Tehran in epic Gulf somersault

Iran Owns the Persian Gulf Now

Wary of Trump’s Hard Line on Iran, Europeans Decline to Join Escorts in Gulf

The commander of a British warship accompanying UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz  said that Tehran appeared to be testing the Royal Navy's resolve. 

Israel has expanded its attacks on Iranian targets, with two bombing strikes on Iran-run bases in Iraq in the space of ten days.

Live Update: COGAT to Gaza residents: ‘Iran is trying to take over the Strip’ via @timesofisrael

US calls for massive worldwide naval force to tackle Iran threat after Boris Johnson ramps up protection for Brit ships

Iran, Europe, China and Russia met  in last attempts to salvage nuclear deal; Iran claims all “determined to save this deal”; Iran refers to UK’s naval force in Strait of Hormuz as “obstacle” for Iranian oil. 

Second Israeli attack on Iranian targets in E. Iraq reported by Iraqi sources

Iran calls European fleet in the Gulf 'hostile' and 'provocative'

Talks held in Vienna to salvage Iran nuclear deal

Israel says Arrow-3 missile shield aces US Trial, warns Iran

Week of July 21
Iran Releases 9 Indian Sailors From Seized Tanker

Iran smuggling weapons and supplies to Hezbollah. UN Ambassador shows evidence that Iran smuggling weapons through civilian transport and maritime routes to Hezbollah over a year. 
Iranian cargo ship sinks in Caspian Sea

Envoy to US visits Alaska for talks on cooperation against Iran — report

Israel’s latest missile attack in S. Syria hit a new Iranian intelligence post with overview of N. Israel

Britain wins early European support for Hormuz naval mission

British flagged oil tankers vacate Persian Gulf 

Iran warns incoming British PM it will ‘protect’ Gulf waters (said the scorpion to the frog)

US warship may have downed second Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, officials say

UK tells Iran to release seized oil tanker and crew immediately

UK intelligence warns pro-Iranian sleeper cells ready to strike

Ships urged to alert navies before sailing through Strait of Hormuz (Operation Sentinel)

Britain says it is planning European-led protection force in Persian Gulf

Week of July 21

Iran releases second seized British tanker, keeps first

Britain says Iran has seized two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz

Trump: US warship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

US preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions

Iran admits seizure of foreign tanker, 12 crew members in Strait of Hormuz; US warship enters Persian Gulf

Week of July 14
Attempted Iranian seizure of British tanker in the Gulf driven off - 
Under new US-led coalition policy, ...all commercial oil tankers sailing through the Persian Gulf are to be escorted henceforth by US, British or French warships.  
Week of July 7

Trump: More sanctions for Iran, military action possible 

Trump: In no hurry to respond 
Iran: Vows to defend its borders

Iranian commander: US bases are within our range

Iran exiles tied to top Trump advisers demand regime change  

US requests UN Security Council meeting after Tehran downs drone 

Top Iranian general: We could have downed a US plane with crew of 35, but didn’t 

Trump says he called off disproportionate Iran strike that would have killed 150   (This is why he called it off)  Disproportionate airstrike

Iranian officials: Trump warned Iran via Oman that U.S. attack was imminent, called for talks

Trump ordered Iran attack on radars and missile batteries, then soon called it off  

Congressional leaders urge caution on Iran, say Trump ‘listening’ 

Lindsey GrahamSC says he talked to Trump amid reports Iran shot down US drone: “He believes that we're getting into a bad space, that his options are running out. That he’s not going to be intimidated to redo a nuclear deal that was terrible.” 

Sen. Graham: Trump, Netanyahu will stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. Of Trump's willingness to stop the Islamic Republic from its aggressive actions, Graham said, "He's had it with Iran."

White House briefing for bipartisan congressional leaders on Iran tension 

U.S. Expected to Strike Back for Iran’s Downing of Drone 

Iran releases alleged flight path of U.S. drone before it was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz 

TV: Israeli Defense officials believe lack of US military response could embolden Iran 

After drone incident, Iran at UN accuses Washington of ‘provocative act’ 

US: Iran shot down drone in international airspace in ‘unprovoked attack’ 

Iranian Official Downplays Possibility of Military Confrontation with U.S. 

Iran mulls foreign air defense aid for domestic security. Russian S-400s with teams? - 

Israeli & Western intelligence officials concerned Iran could initiate action against Israel to force US to negotiate

IRGC surrogate forces launched a rocket attack against an Exxon site in Iraq

US and global oil firms' Basra compound hit by rocket 

Don’t expect the US to secure Arabian Gulf shipping alone, a top general says 

Trump: Oil tanker attack ‘very minor,’ but would go to war over Iran nukes 

Pompeo: US must be able to respond to any Iranian attack on US interests

Pentagon: US to Send Additional 1,000 Troops to Mideast in Response to Iran's 'Hostile Behavior' 

US - Iran Standoff
• Rocket attack on joint US-Iraq Taji base, N Baghdad
• 3 Katyushas, no casualties 
• US sending MORE troops to MidEst 
• US releases close-up Photos claim to show IRGC Near Japanese tank
• Iran Asks US to leave Region 

US intel: Iranian strike at major Saudi oil target imminent. Another 1,000 US troops for region

U.N. OFFICIALS: US planning tactical assault on Iran in response to the tanker attack in the Persian Gulf

Iran gives 10 days till it surpasses uranium stockpile limits, threatens to leave nuclear deal in entirety by July and also increase production drastically, if no solution to its economic crisis

Secretary of State Pompeo says  US considering a range of options, including a military response, regarding rising tensions with Iran, but emphasized Trump does not want to go to war 

Secretary of State Pompeo doubles down, says it's "unmistakable" that Iran attacked oil tankers 

Of the world’s 193 states, so far almost none, not even close US UK allies, are backing US UK govt Iran blame claims

Japan became second major U.S. ally to demand more evidence for the US accusation against Iran over the freighter attacks. German FM Heiko Maas did same thing two days ago.

Intelligence experts question Iran video: "US track record on ginning up evidence for war is not good" 

US Navy Dispatches Destroyer After Apparent Torpedo Attack Near Iran 

Iran tried to shoot down US Reaper drone that arrived on scene of oil tanker attacks: officials 

Iranian forces fired missile at US drone before tanker sabotage — report 

Britain blames Iran for attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman 

U.S. focus is to build global consensus after Mideast oil tanker attacks -Shanahan 

Week of June 16

Japanese tanker operator says crew aboard US warship, refuting Iranian claim of rescuing the crew

Trump: Iran a 'nation of terror,' was behind tanker attacks

Footage, officials say, shows Iran's Revolutionary Guard after the attack alongside targeted ship to remove evidence – an unexploded limpet mine attached to ship's hull  - Iran Caught Red-Handed in Oil Tanker Bombing? After Stunning US Surveillance Video, Iran Cries 'Iranophobia'

U.N. chief condemns oil tanker attacks, says independent probe needed 

Week of 06/09/19
Pompeo Says US Ready to Talk to Iran with ‘No Preconditions’ 

U.S. aircraft, ships conduct joint exercise in Arabian Sea 

Rouhani: We're willing to talk if US 'shows respect' 
"Trump... knows well that any war on Iran will ...engulf the whole region."
Nasrallah: We will take over large parts of Israel in next war -

A small group of former Obama administration officials reached out to their contacts in the Iranian government. Their message to Iran: Don’t take Trump’s bait. Stay calm. 

We updated this article with a list of all of the members of Congress who did and did not sign this hawkish letter calling for Trump to escalate the war in Syria to "pressure" Iran and Russia.

New negotiations could be Tehran’s only option.

US, Iran both say they're willing to talk, on their own terms, amid tensions

Iran Might Not Be Able to Wait Trump Out

Trump Adviser Bolton: Iranian Threat Persists Despite US Actions

State Dept. says Iran pulling Hezbollah from Syria

US national security adviser: Iran seeking nuclear arms

Trump Undercuts Bolton on North Korea and Iran
Iran claims secret weapons for sinking US warships 

Zarif: U.S. troop move to Middle East 'dangerous for international peace' 

Hamas: Iran Cut Us Off

Defying Congress, Trump sets massive arms sales to Saudis, UAE 

The Trump administration has notified Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran, U.S. officials say. 

"I think it's going to be very good in the Middle East," Pres. Trump says after announcement U.S. is sending 1,500 more troops to the Middle East."I don't think Iran wants to fight. And I certainly don't think Iran wants to fight with us."

US warns Iran it would retaliate if Tehran launches attack
Trump: I don't think we need more troops in Middle East

Iran threatens, should we be concerned? 

Iran says it will not surrender even if it is bombed

Terrorist groups like Hezbollah are withering on the vine as Iran sanctions take effect. The administration’s maximum-pressure strategy is crippling the regime’s ability to wage war across the Middle East:

Trucks hauling S-300s to coastal Asaluyeh shown on social media
President Donald J. Trump's New Strategy on Iran | The White House

Shanahan says after Iran briefing U.S. deployment has deterred attacks 

Rouhani has now lined up behind the hardline supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, saying, Now is no time for talks, only resistance 
US aircraft carrier the USS Abraham Lincoln has yet to enter the gulf through the Strait of Hormuz 

Rocket attack near US Baghdad embassy had Iran’s signature. Trump spurns Saudi bid for US strike on Yemeni Houthis

Sen. Graham calls for “overwhelming response” for Iranian attacks

Trump Warns Iran of Ruin if It Starts Fight, after a rocket landed less than a mile from the U.S. Embassy on Sunday in Baghdad’s Green Zone 

IRGC chief: We are in full intelligence war with America

The IRGC (Guards) operate independently of Iran President. They answer to the Ayatollah & have significant autonomy. Leading insurer says they are likely behind recent attacks against commercial vessels

US warns airlines against flying over Persian Gulf 

Gulf Countries Accept Redeployment of US Forces to Deter Iran
First tentative US-Iranian talks don’t promise easing of war tensions
Saudi newspaper calls on Washington to launch strikes on Iran 
(Hope note - just as Iran wants someone else to do it's dirty work, so does Saudi Arabia)
Top Iranian general warns Tehran's missiles can 'easily reach warships' as Middle East tensions escalate and amid fears a miscalculation could end in war."

Top Iranian general tells militias to ‘prepare for proxy war’ — report

Colossal B-52 bombers leave Qatar to 'send message' to Iran

"Top Iranian legislator calls for Iran-US dialogue in either Iraq or Qatar to de-escalate Gulf frictions."
Trump's top intelligence and military advisers held unusual meeting at CIA on Iran, officials say
Report: Mossad intel of looming Iranian attack led US to send in carrier force

" And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him ."

Genesis 5:24