Iran is holding the mostly Russian crew of one of the ships, the …
The National Interest. The attacks come at a time of heightened tensions between the United States and Iran after an American aircraft carrier was deployed to the Middle East … Yes–I hope Trump doesn’t put up with this crap. Attack on ships in Gulf of Oman occurred near Iran's Jask navy base The base gave Iran an easy way to threaten the Straits of Hormuz and potentially cut off a fifth of the world’s oil supply.

LISTEN TO ARTICLE The US has sent advanced fighter jets and thousands of extra troops into the Middle East, while attacks on oil tankers and the shooting down of a US military surveillance drone by Iran … Iran has rejected any role in the attacks on two ships Secretary of State Michael Pompeo says Iran is responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Iran promises 'to crush' US forces if ships attacked in Gulf. The attacks took place a month after the similar May 2019 Gulf of Oman incident and on the same day the Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe in Iran. The US maritime authority reissued an earlier warning after the Sunday attacks that Iran might seek to target commercial shipping in the area, Associated Press reported. Qatar knew about Iran's attacks in Gulf of Oman, did not warn U.S. - report The allegation that Qatar endangered US-allied ships appears …
Western nations blamed Iran, while Iran denied involvement. HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam—Iran has staged a failed hit-and-run attack on U.S. warships, the Navy has reported. The US accused Iran of attacks on two tankers outside the Strait of Hormuz, through which more than 30% of the world's seaborne crude oil passes. One of the ships attacked was a Japanese vessel called the Kokuka Courageous.

Revolutionary Guard chief responds after US President Trump threatened to 'destroy' Iranian vessels if harassed. The war of words between the U.S. and Iran took a dangerous turn after two ships were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. Abe was acting as an intermediary between American President … Iran attack boats harass US Navy and Coast Guard ships in ‘dangerous’ exchange Iran keeps acting as if Obama were still President, although they have already found out that he isn’t. In June 2019, Iran shot down an American RQ-4A surveillance drone flying over the Strait of Hormuz, sharply increasing tensions and nearly resulting in an armed confrontation. The U.S. Navy Has a Plan to Destroy Any Swarm Boat Attacks by Iran . Several merchant ships in the Persian Gulf were damaged in two incidents in May and June 2019. The US Navy is already testing and developing a “ghost fleet” of unmanned small ships … The U.S. had earlier warned ships that 'Iran or its proxies' could be targeting maritime traffic in the region, and America has moved additional ships and aircraft into the region. Iran used explosives to blow holes in four ships - including two Saudi tankers - anchored in the Persian Gulf, a US official has claimed as America and Tehran move closer to the brink of war. Here's what Iran has said about the attacks: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif noted that one of the ships is Japanese owned and that … According to Pentagon officials, vessels secretly controlled by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy (IRGCN) fired several missiles at the U.S. destroyers USS Maddox (DD-731) and USS Turner Joy (DD-951) yesterday while they cruised in the Gulf of Tonkin, just off the coast of … One of the tankers was operated by a Japanese company.