Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi traveled to Tehran to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in hopes of finding "ways to defuse the current crisis" between the U.S. and Iran.
"History teaches that the emergence of American military groups in any region has long been not so much a factor of security as an increased risk of conflict," a senior Russian lawmaker argued.
The U.K.'s foreign minister "expressed extreme disappointment" at the oil tanker seizure, while his Iranian counterpart said the move was legal, unlike the "piracy" that targeted his own country's ship.
"We can see once again that the situation is not just explosive. It is fraught with an outbreak of conflict," a senior Russian diplomat said.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards said that the U.K,-flagged Stena Impero was seized due to "non-observance of the laws and regulations," the latest oil tanker incident in the Persian Gulf.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards published footage purporting to show that the USS Boxer did not down its drone, contrary to U.S. claims.
President Donald Trump said that the USS Boxer shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz about a month after the Revolutionary Guards downed a U.S. Navy drone nearby
As the U.S. and Iran approach a crisis reminiscent to the tanker wars of the 1980s, its becoming increasingly clear that a "multipolar" world is forming.
"The responsibility for the possible catastrophic consequences will rest with the United States," Russia's top diplomat warned.
Javad Zarif hit out at the U.S., claiming Iran has only built a potent military because America is arming its rivals.
UAE-based oil tanker Riah disappeared Saturday in the Persian Gulf, now Iran says its rendering assistance to such an international vessel.
Iran's top diplomat recently said his country's missiles would only be up for debate if U.S. weapons left the region, a scenario called "hypothetical" by Tehran's U.N. mission.
The U.S. claimed to have support from China, which said "that the 'maximum pressure' exerted by the U.S. is the root cause of the recent crisis" with Iran.
The EU considers Iran's heightened uranium enrichment to be "reversible" and not a "significant" breach of the 2015 nuclear deal abandoned entirely by the United States.
After canceling press conferences regarding the S-400 delivery, the Pentagon settled for a call to the Turkish defense minister.
Iran's defense minister warned that those trying "to violate the sacred territorial integrity of the Islamic Republic of Iran will be met with a decisive and crushing blow that will instill regret."
Russia has also blamed the U.K. and U.S. for purposely instigating tensions with Iran, which has denied targeting vessels in the Persian Gulf.
Israeli Education Minister Rafi Peretz reportedly said that Jews have "lost 6 million people" to intermarriage.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the F-35I Adir fighter jet "can reach anywhere in the Middle East, including Iran and certainly Syria."
"Trump is on a collision course with himself," top Iran nuclear deal negotiator Robert Malley said during a press call.
The palace site, known as Kemune, was until recently covered by water from a reservoir, according to archaeologists.
"I will never apologize for the United States," then-Vice President George H.W. Bush told a campaign rally less than a month after the U.S. Navy killed 290 civilians on Iran Air Flight 655.
"There is little doubt that even before the deal's existence, Iran was violating its terms," the White House has claimed.
The Kremlin's spokesperson said "there is definitely no connection" between a recent U.S. strike and the meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi called the meeting "positive" and "a step forward," but stated that "it is still not enough."
"He said he would try to do better," the former Secretary of State said of Kushner's quiet dealings with foreign officials. "Not much changed."
"We hope that enemies of the country will grasp that the IRGC will spare no efforts to defend its marine, land and airspace and will respond to all threats powerfully," the Revolutionary Guards' navy commander said.
"If there are any countries with clearer evidence, then the international community will certainly listen to them," the U.A.E.'s top diplomat said of last month's attacks in the Gulf of Oman.
Russia has backed Iran's claim that the U.S. Navy drone shot down over the Strait of Hormuz had strayed from international airspace into that of the Islamic Republic.
Russia's national security secretary told his U.S. and Israeli counterparts that it was "inadmissible" to compare Iran to ISIS, which both Moscow and Tehran fought together in Syria.