It comes days after mysterious sabotage attacks on several tankers in highly sensitive Gulf waters
The arm-twisting started last May after Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and imposed sanctions against it.
With the 2020 election approaching, the political pitfalls ahead for the first-term Republican president could be serious.
The warning relayed by US diplomatic posts from the Federal Aviation Administration underlined the risks the current tensions pose to a region crucial to global air travel.
Despite the escalation of rhetoric by both sides, President Donald Trump has said he doesn't want a war with Iran and has even said he is open to dialogue.
To make up for the bulk of the volumes lost, IOC has tied up for imports from the US and additionally from Saudi Arabia.
For the past year, national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have been the public face of the administration's "maximum pressure" campaign against Tehran.
Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi says Raj Nivas is not getting government files for approval
Bedi and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy have been at loggerheads on administrative issues ever since she assumed office in May 2016.
Tensions have ratcheted up with the US deploying an aircraft carrier group and B-52 bombers to the Gulf last week over alleged threats from Iran.
Tensions started to spiral last year when Trump pulled out of a deal the U.S. and other world powers signed with Iran during the Obama administration.
Irani contested the Lok Sabha election against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi from Amethi seat, where his sister played a key role in drumming up support for him.
The 11th joint consular committee meeting mainly focused on reviewing the status of ongoing cooperation in consular and visa related issues.
Malayalam psychological thrillers often depict the antagonist as a character with a heavy psychological background.
The Russian President said that he had urged Iran not to quit the 2015 agreement.
The US last year shut its consulate in the protest-hit southern Iraqi city of Basra, blaming "indirect fire" by Iran-backed forces.