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Greece Accuses Iran of Piracy Over “Violent Seizure” of Greek Ships

Greece's Foreign Affairs Ministry submitted a strong demarche to Iran's ambassador in Athens concerning the "violent seizure" of two Greek-flagged ships by Iranian naval forces in the Persian Gulf on Friday. This was carried out by the ministry's General Secretary...

Iran Seizes Control of Two Greek Ships in Persian Gulf

Iran took control of two Greek ships in the Persian Gulf on Friday one day after Greece aided the US in seizing a cargo of crude oil from an Iranian oil tanker in the Mediterranean. The country's Revolutionary Guard announced...

Iran Accuses Greece of Piracy After Seizure of Crude Oil Cargo

Iran accused Greece of piracy on Thursday after the seizure of the cargo of crude oil from a tanker anchored in the bay of Karystos on the southern coast of the island of Evia. Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization is...

Karaftu Caves, The Mysterious Lair of Hercules in Western Iran

The Caves of Karaftu are a magnificent spectacle formed by both nature and human activity over the course of millennia.

Two Killed in Brazen Attack on Ship Mercer Street off Coast of Oman

A ship called Mercer Street, with ties to Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Group, was attacked off Oman, and two were killed.

Iran Furious With Greece Over Support for Soleimani Killing

The Greek Foreign Ministry confirmed on Saturday that Iran has lodged a formal diplomatic complaint, or démarche, against Athens over Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' support for the US' killing of General Qasem Soleimani last week. Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias confirmed...

Greece Misses Chance to Capitalize on Iran Crisis at Trump Meeting

The meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday has left many Greeks uncertain whether the much-advertised event will be beneficial for Greece in regard to Turkey's recent continuous provocations. The...

The Naval Base at Souda, Crete: Strategic Asset or Source of Danger for Greece?

At a time when tensions between the United States and Iran are escalating dangerously, the strategic importance of Souda Naval Base on Crete is coming under the spotlight once again. Formally known as ''Naval Support Activity, Souda Bay,'' this facility, located...

Iran Attacks US Bases in Iraq in Retaliation for Suleimani Killing

The widely-anticipated Iranian retaliation against the US for the killing of top general Qassem Suleimani started in the early hours of Wednesday, as Tehran launched more than a dozen missiles at Iraqi bases hosting US and coalition troops. Al-Asad Airbase...

Athens Takes Emergency Security Measures Amid Rising US-Iran Tensions

Greek authorities have strengthened security measures in American and Israeli-related places in the country, following the dramatic escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran. This comes after the murder of Iranian major-general Qasem Soleimani by the American army in Baghdad,...