A Japanese ship operator has dismissed the US CENTCOM's claim that the oil tanker operated by Japan, which caught fire in the Sea of Oman on Thursday morning, was damaged by a limpet mine linked to Iranian elements.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has rejected US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's anti-Iran accusations, saying the suspicious nature of the recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman is not funny or ridiculous but alarming.
A senior Iranian official has rejected media reports that an oil tanker has drowned in the Sea of Oman after being hit on Thursday morning.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has expressed concern over the “suspicious” incidents that happened for commercial oil tankers related to Japan at the same time as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was meeting with Iran’s Leader.
Iranian Search and Rescue vessel NAJI has managed to rescue 44 crew members of two oil tankers which had been targeted in the Sea of Oman, transferring them to the Iranian Island of Jask.
Two super oil tankers carrying crude from the Persian Gulf region have reportedly been targeted in the Sea of Oman.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi says security in the Persian Gulf is an "integrated and inseparable" concept.
A senior Iranian commander has dismissed the United States’ aggressive posturing against Iran, reasoning that any potential confrontation in the Persian Gulf would instantly increase oil prices to over 100 dollars per barrel, something that Washington and its allies would not be able to endure.
Iran's foreign minister has reiterated Tehran's proposal to sign a non-aggression treaty with the countries in the Persian Gulf region amid ongoing tension which has escalated in recent weeks.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi will start his visits to Oman, Kuwait and Qatar on Sunday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington, particularly in the Persian Gulf.