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    An Iranian navy boat tries to stop the fire of an oil tanker after it was attacked in the Gulf of Oman, June 13, 2019

    Arab League Chief Accuses Iran of Pushing Toward Confrontation 'Where No One Would Be Safe'

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    Attack on Tankers in Gulf of Oman (61)

    Earlier in the day, US President Donald Trump accused Iran of carrying out attacks against two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

    The chief of the Arab League on Friday accused Iran of pushing a confrontation in the region. The senior official expressed concern over the recent incident with oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the truth should be established.

    The incident near the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic waterway linking the Persian and Oman Gulfs, took place on Thursday. Front Altair and another tanker, the Japanese-operated Kokuka Courageous, were hit by explosions and caught fire.

    While the causes of the incident, which took place in the waters between the Gulf States and Iran, remain unknown, the US immediately pinned the blame on the Islamic Republic, claiming that this assessment was based on intelligence.

    The United States also announced that the USS Mason destroyer was on its way to the Gulf of Oman, adding to the already aggravated tensions between the two countries. Meanwhile, Tehran has rebuffed all accusations.

    Attack on Tankers in Gulf of Oman (61)
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