•  40-year partnership of the UK/NL Amphibious Force, British and Dutch Marines
    Last update: 04:27 16.06.2019
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    UK to Send Marines to Persian Gulf Region to Protect Country’s Vessels – Reports

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United Kingdom has decided to send 100 marines to the Persian Gulf region in order to protect its military and merchant vessels after a recent incident in the Gulf of Oman, local media reported on Sunday.

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  • A handout photo made available by the Norwegian shipowner Frontline of the crude oil tanker Front Altair after the fire onboard the ship in the Gulf of Oman, June 13, 2019
    Last update: 20:46 15.06.2019
    20:46 15.06.2019

    Tehran Summons British Ambassador Over UK’s Stance on Incident in Oman Gulf - Report

    On Friday, the UK Foreign Office accused the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of attacking tankers in the Gulf of Oman, adding that Tehran had already conducted attacks on oil tankers before.

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  •  A picture of the Kokuka Courageous, one of two that were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman, is displayed during a news conference by the ship owner Kokuka Sangyo Ltd. at the company office in Tokyo, Japan June 13, 2019, in in this photo released by Kyodo
    Last update: 18:51 15.06.2019
    18:51 15.06.2019

    Oil Tanker Attack: Japan Doesn't Consider US Accusations Against Iran 'Convincing' – Reports

    The United States has accused Iran of orchestrating attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on 13 June, having released video “evidence” which is considered by some of its allies insufficient to prove that Tehran is to blame. The Islamic Republic, for its part, has strongly denied the allegations as groundless.

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    Last update: 11:20 15.06.2019
    11:20 15.06.2019

    UK Royal Marines Reportedly Deployed to Gulf in Wake of Tanker Attacks Blamed on Iran

    The reported development comes amid heightened tensions in the Middle East as the United States and its regional allies have accused Iran of orchestrating an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier this week. Tehran has strongly rejected the allegations as unfounded.

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  • A handout photo made available by the Norwegian shipowner Frontline of the crude oil tanker Front Altair during the firefighting of the fire onboard the ship in the Gulf of Oman
    Last update: 09:34 15.06.2019
    09:34 15.06.2019

    'Not Enough': US Version Blaming Iran for Tanker Attacks Questioned by European Allies

    The Pentagon earlier released a video, claiming to show an Iranian patrol boat removing a mine from the side one of the tankers targeted in the Gulf of Oman as "proof" of the US accusations that Tehran is behind the attacks. The Islamic Republic has strongly denied its involvement and urged Washington to stop false flag ops in the region.

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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
    Last update: 07:03 15.06.2019
    07:03 15.06.2019

    US Officials Say Iranian Boats Prevented Salvaging of Damaged Oil Tanker in Gulf of Oman – Reports

    After the incident in the Gulf of Oman, Iranian military fast-boats reportedly prevented privately owned tug boats from salvaging one of the damaged vessels.

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  • An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman, in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran, June 13, 2019
    Last update: 05:31 15.06.2019
    05:31 15.06.2019

    Pompeo Shared US Assessment of Oman Gulf Attacks With Iraq Prime Minister - State Dept

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shared the US assessment of incidents in the Gulf of Oman with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi, State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a press release.

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  • Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., takes part in a Fox News town-hall style event, Monday April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pa.
    Last update: 05:13 15.06.2019
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    Senator Bernie Sanders Urges Trump Not to Use Oman Gulf Incident as Pretext for War

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in a statement called on President Donald Trump to refrain from using recent incidents in the Gulf of Oman as an excuse to go to war with Iran.

    Attack on Tankers in Gulf of Oman
  • A handout photo made available by the Norwegian shipowner Frontline of the crude oil tanker Front Altair after the fire onboard the ship in the Gulf of Oman, June 13, 2019
    Last update: 22:03 14.06.2019
    22:03 14.06.2019

    Oil Tanker Operator Destroys US Version Blaming Iran for Attack - Reports

    Earlier, US President Donald Trump accused Iran of attacking tankers sailing through the Gulf of Oman, claiming that a video released by the US military provides proof of it. Tehran has denied all the accusations and called on the US to stop carrying out false flag operations in the region.

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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
    Last update: 21:58 14.06.2019
    21:58 14.06.2019

    UK Accuses Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps of Attacking Tankers in Gulf of Oman

    LONDON (Sputnik) - UK Foreign Office accused on Friday the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) of attacking tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

    Attack on Tankers in Gulf of Oman
  • A handout photo made available by the Norwegian shipowner Frontline of the crude oil tanker Front Altair after the fire onboard the ship in the Gulf of Oman, June 13, 2019
    Last update: 21:51 14.06.2019
    21:51 14.06.2019

    US Focused on Building International Consensus After Mideast Attacks - Shanahan

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is focused on building international consensus after a series of attacks that have occurred in the Middle East, US Acting Secretary of Defenсe Patrick Shanahan told reporters on Friday.

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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
    Last update: 18:56 14.06.2019
    18:56 14.06.2019

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

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

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  • An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked in the Gulf of Oman, June 13, 2019
    Last update: 17:34 14.06.2019
    17:34 14.06.2019

    Owner of One Tanker in Oman Gulf Rules Out Technical Errors as Cause of Fire - Reports

    STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) - The chief executive of Norwegian shipping firm Frontline Management, the owner of the Front Altair oil tanker, which was reportedly attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, has ruled out the possibility of a technical malfunction being behind the fire aboard the vessel, in an interview published on Friday.

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  • An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked in the Gulf of Oman, June 13, 2019
    Last update: 15:05 14.06.2019
    15:05 14.06.2019

    Trump Accuses Iran of Committing Attack on Oil Tankers in Gulf of Oman

    Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of committing attacks against two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Tehran has vehemently denied Washington's accusations and called to stop using false flag provocations to shift the blame onto the Islamic Republic of Iran.

    Attack on Tankers in Gulf of Oman
  • A handout photo made available by the Norwegian shipowner Frontline of the crude oil tanker Front Altair after the fire onboard the ship in the Gulf of Oman, June 13, 2019
    Last update: 14:38 14.06.2019
    14:38 14.06.2019

    China Says 'Nobody Wants War in Gulf' Amid Attack on Oil Tankers

    Two oil tankers sailing through the Gulf of Oman suffered explosions that damaged the ships and forced the crew to abandon them. Although the cause of explosions has yet to be determined, the US has accused Iran of attacking the tankers and sent a destroyer, USS Mason, to the Gulf. Tehran vehemently denies being involved in the blasts.

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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
    Last update: 14:22 14.06.2019
    14:22 14.06.2019

    VIDEO Shows Crew of Oil Tanker Targeted in Gulf of Oman in 'Full Health' in Iran

    The state-run agency, IRNA, earlier reported that Iranian rescue services had saved 44 sailors from oil tankers after the vessels were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on 13 June.

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  • An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman, in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran, June 13, 2019
    Last update: 14:21 14.06.2019
    14:21 14.06.2019

    Iranian Official Points to US, Mossad as Main Destabilisers in Persian, Oman Gulfs

    TEHRAN (Sputnik) - US security services and Israeli intelligence agency Mossad may be behind the recent destabilization in the Persian and Oman gulfs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy adviser to the Iranian parliament speaker, said amid the oil tanker incident in these waters.

    Attack on Tankers in Gulf of Oman
  •  A picture of the Kokuka Courageous, one of two that were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman, is displayed during a news conference by the ship owner Kokuka Sangyo Ltd. at the company office in Tokyo, Japan June 13, 2019, in in this photo released by Kyodo
    Last update: 13:39 14.06.2019
    13:39 14.06.2019

    Fire on Both Oil Tankers Attacked in Gulf of Oman Contained - Iranian Official

    Several media outlets earlier reported that two tankers sailing in the Gulf of Oman, Norwegian Front Altair and Japanese Kokuka Courageous, suffered explosions that damaged the vessels. According to IRNA, Iran has evacuated 44 sailors from both ships.

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    Last update: 11:33 14.06.2019
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    Iranian President Accuses US of Taking Steps to Damage Stability in Middle East, Whole World Amid Incident in Gulf of Oman

    BISHKEK (Sputnik) - The United States is taking steps to damage stability in the Middle East and in the whole world, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday, amid the oil tanker incident.

    Attack on Tankers in Gulf of Oman
  • An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman, in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran, June 13, 2019
    Last update: 11:01 14.06.2019
    11:01 14.06.2019

    LIVE UPDATES: Iran Warns US to Stop ‘Blame Game’ Over Tanker Attacks in Gulf of Oman

    Shortly after two oil tankers - Kokuka Courageous and Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair - were attacked in the Gulf of Oman, the US placed the blame for the incident on Iran. Tehran has, for its part, denied involvement in the incident.

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