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The American sailors found on the body of the victim in the Gulf of Oman tanker Kokuka Courageous not triggered the mine. This TV channel Fox News reported a senior Pentagon spokesman.
According to him, with the same bombs in may 2019 in the same area was damaged four tankers.
On the morning of 13 March it became known that in Iranian waters of the Gulf of Oman was attacked two oil tankers. Front Altair has executed the order for the Taiwanese state-owned CPC Corp and was carrying 75 thousand tons of naphtha. The second victim, the tanker is owned by a Japanese company Kokuka Courageous. He was carrying methanol.
Later that same day, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo accused the Iranian authorities of involvement in the attack on the civilian tankers. According to him, this is indicated by “intelligence and used weapons.”
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