Archiv: explosions


11.10.2019 - 14:13 [ PressTV.com ]

Iranian oil tanker hit by two blasts in Red Sea

The explosions have hit the vessel’s hull, causing heavy damages to the vessel’s two main tanks, which has resulted in an oil spill in the Red Sea. The spill is currently stopped, according to officials.

Technical experts are currently investigating the cause of the explosion. They believe it was a „terrorist attack“, unnamed sourced told the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA).

11.10.2019 - 14:11 [ CNN ]

Iranian oil tanker hit by two missiles near Saudi port: state news

An oil tanker belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) was hit and damaged by two missiles on Friday, Iranian state news IRNA reported.
The missiles were „possibly“ fired from Saudi soil, Saheb Sadeghi, head of the public relations of the National Iranian Tanker Company, told state-run Press TV.

01.09.2019 - 09:20 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States / Twitter ]

Being scolded by failed former “Intelligence” officials, like James Clapper, on my condolences to Iran on their failed Rocket launch. Sadly for the United States, guys like him, Comey, and the even dumber John Brennan, don’t have a clue. They really set our Country back,….

01.09.2019 - 09:18 [ theHill.com ]

Trump lashes out at former intel officials for criticism of Iran tweet

It wasn’t immediately clear what criticism the president was referring to, as the officials had not issued public statements on Trump’s tweet or his decision to release an image taken by U.S. forces of a damaged Iranian rocket facility. Trump has faced criticism from some Democrats for releasing the image due to its high resolution and concerns over whether it should have remained classified.

31.08.2019 - 13:13 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States / Twitter ]

The United States of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final launch preparations for the Safir SLV Launch at Semnan Launch Site One in Iran. I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One.

31.08.2019 - 13:06 [ New York Times ]

In a Tweet Taunting Iran, Trump Releases an Image Thought to Be Classified

A mysterious explosion on Thursday at an Iranian space center prompted speculation that it was American sabotage, rather than an accident, that was responsible for the third successive failure of Tehran’s efforts to show it could loft satellites into orbit.

As pictures from commercial satellites of a rocket’s smoking remains began to circulate, President Trump denied Friday on Twitter that the United States was involved.

02.08.2019 - 15:41 [ Bangkok Post ]

Chaos in capital as bombings stir worries

The internet was soon alight with rumours and speculation, which authorities moved quickly to dispel. For a start, they, said, no areas of the city had been closed.

As for the identity of the perpetrators, army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong said the usual suspects were involved, without naming names.

04.07.2019 - 04:04 [ Tagesschau ]

Vulkanausbruch vor Sizilien: Heftige Explosionen am Stromboli

Dem Institut für Geophysik und Vulkanologie zufolge hatten sich die zwei Explosionen gegen 17 Uhr auf der Südseite des Kraters ereignet. Eine der beiden sei die bislang stärkste Explosion seit Beginn der Aufzeichnungen gewesen. Zuvor sei aus „allen aktiven Mündungen der Krater-Terrasse“ Lava ausgetreten.

13.06.2019 - 11:48 [ BBC ]

Gulf of Oman ‚tanker blasts‘: US Navy aids distressed vessels

The UK Royal Navy-linked UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) safety group earlier issued a warning, urging „extreme caution“ in the area.

13.06.2019 - 11:40 [ CNBC ]

Oil jumps more than 3% on reports of tanker incident in the Gulf of Oman off Iran coast

A spokesman for the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain told the Associated Press that his command was „aware“ of the incident and was seeking further details. U.S. Naval ships are in the area and are „rendering assistance“ after forces in the region received two separate distress calls, the Fifth Fleet said.

07.06.2019 - 17:08 [ theGuardian.com ]

Inquiry into oil tanker attacks stops short of blaming Iran: UN security council hears unidentified state was behind explosions in Gulf last month

The UAE along with Saudi Arabia and Norway presented the preliminary findings during a private briefing to members of the UN security council, which will also receive the final results of the inquiry and consider a possible response.

The US has accused Iran of almost certainly being behind the attacks on the four oil tankers off the Emirati coast, but the brief report, while providing evidence of the sophistication of the attack, goes nowhere near identifying the culprit.

05.08.2018 - 10:29 [ firstpost.com ]

Caracas authorities reject Venezuela president Nicolas Madura’s claims of assassination attempt, say explosion caused by gas tank

Three local authorities who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss the case said the incident was actually a gas tank explosion inside an apartment near the site of Maduro’s speech.

Smoke could be seen coming out a building window.

05.08.2018 - 10:27 [ Spiegel.de ]

Live im Fernsehen: Venezuela meldet Drohnenattacke auf Präsident Maduro

Ein von mutmaßlichen Rebellen verantworteter Twitter-Account bekannte sich zu dem Anschlag. Dort wurde behauptet, dass zwei Drohnen mit C4-Sprengstoff in der Nähe des Präsidenten explodiert seien, bevor sie von Scharfschützen abgeschossen worden seien. Die Rebellengruppe mit dem Namen „Soldados de franela“ (in etwa: Stoff-Soldaten) war bisher nicht bekannt.

06.05.2018 - 11:50 [ ORF.af ]

Hamas macht Israel für tödliche Explosion verantwortlich

Während einer „Sicherheits- und Geheimdienstoperation“ zur Untersuchung eines von Israel verschuldeten Vorfalles habe ein „Verbrechen“ stattgefunden, hieß es in einem Statement.

Weitere Angaben wurden nicht gemacht. Das israelische Militär wollte sich bisher nicht dazu äußern.