TANKER INFERNO Gulf of Oman attack – US says Iran is behind

TANKER INFERNO Gulf of Oman attack – US says Iran is behind ‘torpedo’ attack on American-linked oil tanker and bombing of second ship

By Mark Hodge and Jon Lockett

The Pentagon also released images and footage as “proof” of Iranian involvement.

Pompeo said the attacks were part of a “campaign” of “escalating tension” by Iran which pose a threat to international peace and security.

“It is the assessment of the United States government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today,” Pompeo told reporters.

“This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication.

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