The origins of the attacks in the Gulf of Oman remain a mystery, but the message behind the attack is as clear as day.
Experts say Iran and its adversaries could benefit from the ongoing naval escalation and also question the timing of Thursday's attacks on oil tankers as Japan's PM Shinzo Abe was having a meeting with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Iran will never repeat its "bitter experience of previous negotiations with America in the framework of the JCPOA,” the nuclear deal.
Donald Trump and John Bolton are on different tracks when it comes to foreign policy, and that is particularly problematic when the US is beating the drums of war.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Iran in first visit by a Japanese leader to the country since the 1979 revolution.
German FM Heiko Maas holds "frank" and "serious" talks with Iran's FM Javad Zarif in Tehran, with the latter warning US "cannot expect to stay safe" after its "economic war" against Tehran.
Qatari FM Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani urges both sides to find a compromise and begin negotiations, warns against imposing US-led "deal of the century" on the Palestinians.
As Japan looks to ensure security in the region, it could play a vital role in negotiating between Iran and the US.
Initial findings of an investigation led by the United Arab Emirates of May 12 attacks on oil tankers point to the likelihood that a state was behind the bombings, the UAE says.
The Saudi-hosted summit condemned the "transfer of embassies of the United States and Guatemala to Jerusalem" and urged all members to "boycott" countries that have opened diplomatic missions in the city, a statement said.
Navigating the divergent agendas of its neighbours, Iraqi leaders caution regional players against escalating tensions.
Quds Day was launched by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of Iran's 1979 revolution, and is held on the last Friday of the Muslim month of fasting Ramadan.
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