Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have both agreed to join a U.S.-led maritime contingent to protect shipping in and near the Strait of Hormuz.
A photo from Iran's semiofficial Tasnim news agency shows the U.K.-flagged Stena Impero, which was seized on July 19. Iran said Sunday that it had seized yet another vessel, an Iraqi oil tanker.
Iran says its military seized a foreign oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. In this 2018 photo, a boat from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' naval force is seen in the Persian Gulf, near the strait.
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah (left) met with Qatari Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha, Qatar, earlier this month as the Kuwaiti leader tried to mediate an end to the regional crisis. But analysts warn there will be no quick or easy resolution.
Customers shop at the Al Meera market in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday. Qatar faces possible food and dairy shortages after its Gulf Arab neighbors cut ties with the wealthy nation.