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Old 14th Jun 2019, 02:16
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Iran blamed for tanker attacks

The US has blamed Iran for an early-morning assault on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which ended a Japanese mediation effort and raised fears over the safety of vessels passing through the key oil artery to the west, the Strait of Hormuz.
The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said the US believed blasts on the two tankers were carried out by Iran “based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation”. He also claimed that the attacks had such a high degree of sophistication they could not be carried out by a proxy.
There was a time when a claim such as this from the U.S. would have elicited instant acceptance in the West and condemnation of Iran at all levels.
Who now would just accept the claim, even half-heartedly.
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