Washington 0
13 June 2019

Two tankers in the Gulf of Oman were struck by explosions, resulting in damage to the vessels and the evacuation of their crews. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif weighed in to say that "suspicious doesn't begin to describe what likely transpired this morning", later adding that the "B-Team is sabotaging diplomacy... and covering up economic terrorism by the U.S. against Iran". Secretary of State Pompeo, however, announced that "it is the assessment of the U.S. government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks", and CENTCOM maintained that hours after the initial explosions an IRGC vessel pulled an "unexploded limpet mine" off one of the tankers [VIDEO]. A military spokesperson emphasised that "the U.S. has no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East. However, we will defend our interests".

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