Iranian Ships Fire Warning Shots at Singapore-Flagged Vessel in Gulf

Iranian warship Alborz, foreground, prepares before leaving Iran's waters, at the Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy fired warning shots over Singapore-flagged cargo vessel in international waters in the Gulf on Thursday, prompting the cargo vessel to flee into United Arab Emirates’ territorial waters, a U.S. official told Reuters, saying the account was based on preliminary information.

Iran: ‘We Welcome War With the U.S.’

Hossein Salami / AP

A senior Iranian military commander on Wednesday said the Islamic Republic would “welcome war with the U.S.” and “set fire to every military base from which a hostile U.S. plane takes off,” according to reports in Iran’s state-controlled media.

Senate Votes to Advance Iran Nuclear Review Bill

Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif and head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Salehi talk outside with aides after a morning negotiation session with U.S. Secretary of State Kerry in Lausanne

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to pass a bill giving Congress the right to review, and potentially reject, an international nuclear agreement with Iran.