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October 22, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Iraqi merchant ship ignored more than 40 warning shots blasted across its bow by an American destroyer Sunday in an act of defiance that raises the prospect of a new confrontation at sea. The tense situation in the Persian Gulf continued after daybreak today as the Iraqi vessel sailed toward the Yemeni port of Aden after its captain made clear to the Navy destroyer O'Brien that he does not intend to return to Iraq, military officials said.
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October 3, 2004 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
A number of soldiers at this Army base near Colorado Springs say they are being pressured to reenlist or be sent to Iraq. The allegations, which the Army denies, have sparked calls for a congressional investigation and have left the military scrambling to fend off accusations that they were trying to make up for troop shortages through coercion. "Soldiers are being told if they don't reenlist they will be reassigned to divisions going to Iraq," said Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.
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July 8, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A lone Iranian gunboat attacked a Romanian cargo ship in the northern Persian Gulf on Thursday, the first such attack on shipping since a U.S. warship shot down an Iranian airliner last Sunday killing 290 people, shipping officials said. They said the captain of the 8,750-ton vessel Plataresti was injured in the attack near Iran's Farsi Island. Lloyd's Shipping Intelligence Unit said the Plataresti was heading for Kuwait with a cargo of timber when hit.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
ChevronTexaco Corp., the second-largest U.S. oil company, said it would load a tanker Saturday with Iraqi crude oil at the Persian Gulf port of Mina al Bakr and ship it to a refinery on the U.S. West Coast. The San Ramon, Calif.-based oil company bought 2 million barrels of Basrah light crude oil this month. Iraqi oil was pumped onto a tanker Sunday at the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, Iraq's first exports since the start of the U.S.-led war in March.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
ChevronTexaco Corp., the second-largest U.S. oil company, said it would load a tanker Saturday with Iraqi crude oil at the Persian Gulf port of Mina al Bakr and ship it to a refinery on the U.S. West Coast. The San Ramon, Calif.-based oil company bought 2 million barrels of Basrah light crude oil this month. Iraqi oil was pumped onto a tanker Sunday at the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, Iraq's first exports since the start of the U.S.-led war in March.
NATIONAL
October 3, 2004 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
A number of soldiers at this Army base near Colorado Springs say they are being pressured to reenlist or be sent to Iraq. The allegations, which the Army denies, have sparked calls for a congressional investigation and have left the military scrambling to fend off accusations that they were trying to make up for troop shortages through coercion. "Soldiers are being told if they don't reenlist they will be reassigned to divisions going to Iraq," said Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.
NEWS
September 21, 1987
The 21-member Arab League, which had been pressing Tehran to accept a U.N. cease-fire by Sept. 20, agreed unanimously to defer action and scheduled a Nov. 8 summit meeting in which Arab leaders are to discuss the seven-year-old Iran-Iraq War. The decision, at a closed-door session in Tunis, Tunisia, followed reports of new attacks on gulf shipping.
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June 11, 1987 | United Press International
A missile of undetermined origin smashed into a Greek tanker near the Kuwaiti coast, shattering a respite of the past few days in the three-year-old tanker war in the Persian Gulf, Greek shipping officials said Wednesday. None of the 31 people on board, including one woman passenger, was hurt in the attack at about 8 p.m. Tuesday 22 miles off the coast of Kuwait, according to officials in the Ministry of Merchant Marine in Piraeus, Greece, where the ship's owner, Nereus Shipping S.A., is based.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1987 | DONALD WOUTAT, Times Staff Writer
Key OPEC ministers met privately Friday to find a way of reining in their oil production plans, a task complicated by the demands of warring cartel members Iran and Iraq. Apparently convinced that their original plan to produce 18.3 million barrels a day in the fourth quarter would drive prices below $18 per barrel, the ministers were seeking a compromise below that scheduled output, perhaps by simply extending the 16.6-million-barrel level scheduled for the third quarter.
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March 18, 1985 | From Reuters
Iraqi and Iranian troops battled fiercely Sunday for control of a strategic road in southern Iraq, and the two combatants hit at least three vessels in their continuing assault on Persian Gulf shipping. Iraq also declared Iranian airspace a "prohibited zone" and warned international airlines to stay away. Heavy fighting was reported in marshes east of the Tigris River in Iraqi territory.
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October 22, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Iraqi merchant ship ignored more than 40 warning shots blasted across its bow by an American destroyer Sunday in an act of defiance that raises the prospect of a new confrontation at sea. The tense situation in the Persian Gulf continued after daybreak today as the Iraqi vessel sailed toward the Yemeni port of Aden after its captain made clear to the Navy destroyer O'Brien that he does not intend to return to Iraq, military officials said.
NEWS
July 8, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A lone Iranian gunboat attacked a Romanian cargo ship in the northern Persian Gulf on Thursday, the first such attack on shipping since a U.S. warship shot down an Iranian airliner last Sunday killing 290 people, shipping officials said. They said the captain of the 8,750-ton vessel Plataresti was injured in the attack near Iran's Farsi Island. Lloyd's Shipping Intelligence Unit said the Plataresti was heading for Kuwait with a cargo of timber when hit.
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September 8, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
After one of the most violent weeks in the Persian Gulf tanker war, attacks on shipping by Iraq and Iran had ceased by Monday, apparently in conjunction with a United Nations effort to mediate an end to the conflict. There have been no attacks by Iraq on Iranian shipping since Saturday, while Iran has refrained from hitting civilian ships in the gulf since last Thursday.
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August 12, 1987 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
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."
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