Two oil tankers hit by explosions in Gulf of Oman: US blames Iran

Two oil tankers were hit by explosions in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday. A fireball erupted on Norwegian-owned MT Front Altair after a suspected torpedo attack caused three explosions, while Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous was hit by another explosion. Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for the attack based on investigations carried out on unexploded mine found on the vessel.

Tehran has said it is ‘suspicious’ about the timing of the explosions during a visit by Japan’s leader Shinzo Abe but Washington has again pointed the finger at Iran. This attack has left the Middle East on high alert.

Source: Daily Mail