As Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, Japanese ship operator claims ‘flying objects’ behind damage

Dawn | Jun 14, 2019 at 7:46 PM
  • US President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran’s denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.
  • An initial report that Kokuka Courageous was struck by torpedo was dismissed by a source familiar the issue.
  • US and European security officials cautioned against jumping to conclusions, leaving open the possibility that Iran’s proxies, or someone else, might be behind Thursday’s attacks.
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  • Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, stoking fears of confrontation (Reuters: Jun 14, 2019 at 1:41 PM)