U.S. blames Iran for attack on oil tankers, Tehran calls accusation alarming

Swissinfo | Jun 14, 2019 at 11:11 AM
  • Iran said on Friday it was alarming and wrong of the United States to blame Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf, after an incident that has raised concerns about a new confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.
  • U.S. and European security officials, as well as regional analysts, have cautioned against jumping to conclusions, leaving open the possibility that Iranian proxies, or someone else entirely, might have been responsible for Thursday’s attacks.
  • Japan was a big Iranian oil importer until Trump stepped up sanctions.