Trump pins tanker attacks on Iran, dismisses shipping lane threat

Radio France Internationale | Jun 14, 2019 at 1:24 PM
  • President Donald Trump on Friday doubled down in accusing Iran of executing explosions on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the incident had Iran “written all over it.”
  • As US-Iranian tensions soared, Trump dismissed previous threats by Tehran that in case of conflict it could block the Hormuz Strait — a narrow seaway vital to the world’s oil supplies.
  • Doing so, would disrupt traffic of oil tankers between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.