By The Maritime Executive Iran and the United States are trading blame for the attack on two product tankers in the Gulf of Oman Thursday, with both sides accusing the other of involvement. At about hours Thursday, the Norwegian-owned Front Altair and the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous both suffered hull damage from explosions while in transit in the Gulf of Oman. Both vessels' crews abandoned ship and were rescued by good samaritan vessels.
They were later transferred to naval vessels from the United States for the crew of the Courageous and Iran for the crew of the Altair. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted Thursday that Iran was responsible for the attack, "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. For its part, Iran denies involvement, and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested the timing of an attack on a Japanese-owned ship during a visit to Tehran from Japanese President Shinzo Abe was a "suspicious" event.
Hossein Amir Abdollahian, an aide to the president of Iran's parliament, accused American and Israeli agents of covert involvement.
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We will be charging the same amount of money that we charged last year or on May 1, before the attacks. We do not add additional charges just because the risk environment is amplified. Following a number of oil tanker blasts in the Gulf of Oman, tensions between the United States and Iran are rising further. DW takes a closer look at what role the Strait of Hormuz plays for global oil supplies. For the US government, it is clear that Iran is responsible for the explosions on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
As proof, a video and 13 photos have been published so far. What do they show? DW investigates. The dispute has raised concerns of a new conflict in the region. DW examines the key actors involved and their interests. European foreign ministers have urged restraint in directing blame over an alleged attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The US has pointed the finger at Iran, but European diplomats say they need more evidence. The German foreign minister said all parties "must do everything to make sure it does not come to this.
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After more than two months of waiting, the Stena Impero has been approved to leave the Strait of Hormuz. Iran's Revolutionary Guards seized the tanker in July, causing and international outcry. The Saudi government has defended its decision, saying it must "deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade. Tehran has denied a role in the attacks and said a military strike against Iran would end in "all-out war.
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US releases video of mine being removed from tanker. The Strait of Hormuz: The world's most important oil choke point Following a number of oil tanker blasts in the Gulf of Oman, tensions between the United States and Iran are rising further. Tanker attacks in the Gulf — evidence or warmongering? EU warns against blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks European foreign ministers have urged restraint in directing blame over an alleged attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.