August 8, 1989 |
Iran has broken up a network of spies who provided the CIA with intimate details and documents about Iranian military planning, The New York Times said in today's editions. Citing unnamed U.S. officials, the Times said the Iranians had detected the network months before it actually collapsed and had used the spies to give the CIA false information.
December 10, 1989 |
Iran began a week of naval maneuvers in the Persian Gulf on Saturday, and one senior Iranian official said the war games were the most extensive since the Islamic revolution 10 years ago.
November 1, 1989 |
Parliament passed a bill Tuesday allowing Iran to arrest any American anywhere who offends it, and fanatics of the Revolutionary Guards whipped up fervor about the seizure of the U.S. Embassy 10 years ago. Iranian militants stormed the embassy Nov. 4, 1979, and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. Chief Justice Ayatollah Mohammed Yazdi said the bill approved by 150 members of the 270-seat Parliament responded to the "bullying nature" of the United States.
August 12, 1987 |
The United States is trying to organize an international naval force that could carry out minesweeping operations in the Persian Gulf or other areas of conflict, Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger said Tuesday. Weinberger said a variety of reasons lead him to hope that such a force could be organized in the near future but that discussing the reasons publicly would "destroy the hope completely."
August 7, 1987 |
Iran stepped up its psychological war against the United States on Thursday, extending naval maneuvers in the Persian Gulf for an additional day as a convoy of American ships made preparations to steam into the gulf. Word of the extension of the maneuvers, which started on Tuesday under the code-name "Martyrdom," was broadcast by Tehran radio.
August 29, 1987 |
The Joint Chiefs of Staff have asked the Navy to explore the possibility of using leased barges to support minesweeping operations in the Persian Gulf, officials said Friday. The request was part of a logistics planning effort focusing on long-term support for U.S. forces in the gulf, added the officials, who asked not to be identified. The Navy will be determining if barges could be leased and anchored in the gulf to store food, fuel and other needed equipment.
August 5, 1987 |
In response to stepped-up tensions in the Persian Gulf, the Defense Department is dispatching additional surveillance equipment and special forces teams to the region, an Administration source said Tuesday.