Pompeo: Iran Responsible for Oil Tanker Attacks

Washington Free Beacon | 6/13/2019 | Charlie Hoffmann
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BY: Charlie Hoffmann

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran is directly responsible for attacks on an oil tanker cruising off the coast of Iran in the Gulf of Oman.

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During a press conference Thursday afternoon at the State Department, Pompeo declared the Iranian regime "a clear threat to international peace and security," and explicitly stated that Iranian forces were responsible for Thursday's attacks, citing intelligence and the sophistication of the attacks.

Two tankers caught fire early Thursday morning, causing their crew to abandon ship. The attacks came just weeks after four tankers were attacked in a similar region near the Strait of Hormuz.

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"This is only the latest in a series of attacks instigated by the Islamic Republic of Iran and its surrogates against American and allied interests," Pompeo added.

Pompeo called the unprovoked attacks "a blatant assault...
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