Americans need to understand the Middle East
How much do we really know?

At The Media Line, we value all points of view and aim to mend our differences through fact-based narrative-inclusive journalism Help support our bold and brave team in Afghanistan, Gaza, Israel, Palestinian Territories, the UAE, and beyond.
Help us continue our work and provide access to the news that matters to you.

Thank you and best wishes to you and yours for this Jewish New Year.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President
At Least One Missile Said to Have Struck Iran-owned Tanker in Red Sea
This aerial photo from Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency shows the British-flagged oil tanker ‘Stena Impero’ being seized by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on July 19 and taken to Bandar Abbas. The vessel was released two months later. (Contributor#072019/Getty Images)

At Least One Missile Said to Have Struck Iran-owned Tanker in Red Sea

Iranian media say an oil tanker owned by the Islamic Republic was apparently struck by at least one missile on Friday in the Red Sea, a few dozen miles off the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah. According to the National Iranian Tanker Company, the Sabiti was damaged but in no danger of sinking, and no one among its crew was hurt. The vessel is reportedly cruising southward. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, and all reporting on the matter has come from Iran, with sources including the Foreign Ministry. Tehran and Riyadh have been enmeshed in tensions for the past several months over attacks blamed on Iran, the most recent a September 14 strike on two Saudi oil facilities by missiles and drones. The Iranians have denied all of the claims. Iran has also been involved in something of a “war of the tankers,” harassing, stopping and even impounding several commercial vessels passing near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, and having a vessel of its own impounded, but later released, by Gibraltar.

Give the Gift of Trusted News!

Dear friends,

The Media Line is always there to report to you the stories and issues of the Middle East – completely and in context: TML is the source you can trust.

Know The Media Line to Know The Middle East!

Please support our ad-free, nonprofit news agency. Our seasoned journalists reporting from the Middle East are working day and night during these challenging, yet defining times; and our student interns are honing their knowledge and skills, preparing to emerge as tomorrow’s journalists.

You rely on us and we’re relying on you! Make your online tax-deductible donation here and contact us regarding donations through appreciated stock, donor advised funds, qualifying IRA distributions and other charitable instruments.

Thank you for confidence in The Media Line.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.