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The Japanese Ministry of trade announced that attacked the Gulf of Oman. tankers carrying cargo, “associated with Japan”. Reported by the Associated Press.
The Minister Hiroshige Seko told channel NHK that Japan is closely monitoring the incident. According to him, the Tokyo-based company Kokuka Courageous acknowledged that it owns one of the damaged vessels. It is reported that the tanker was transporting methanol.
We also know that all the sailors who served on the tanker, managed to escape. None of them was hurt.
The incident occurred simultaneously with the visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Iran. At a meeting with leaders of the Islamic Republic, the head of the Japanese government discussed possible negotiations with the President of the United States Donald trump, because of the actions of which between Washington and Tehran has increased the strain.
Earlier, on 13 June it became known that in Iranian waters of the Gulf of Oman was attacked two oil tankers. As reported RIA Novosti, on Board one of them may be the Russians. This information is not yet confirmed.
May 13, Saudi Arabia said that two oil tankers were damaged as a result of sabotage. Two commercial vessels were injured on the same day, the port of Fujairah in the UAE, one of the largest oil ports in the world. Information about who was behind the attacks, has not yet been reported, but a group of American experts suspected them of Iran and its allies.
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