Iraq Claims More Gulf Attacks

Iraq has claimed three air attacks on Iran-bound shipping during the past week with announcements on 13, 14 and 16 January that Iraqi jets had hit five "naval targets" south of the Iranian oil terminal of Kharg Island. So far, there has been no independent confirmation from sources in the Gulf concerning these attacks.

Meanwhile, Gulf shipping sources confirmed on 13 January that the 18,000-ton Iranian bulk carrier, the Iran Emdad, was...