6/14, 1:07 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Hunt: UK to make its own assessment of attacks on tankers

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that the UK is inclined to believe the United States' view that Iran is responsible for attacks on oil tankers but that London will be making its own assessment of the incident.

Speaking to the BBC, Hunt said that the attacks are "deeply worrying" and warned Iran that any involvement in the attacks would be a "deeply unwise escalation" of the situation. Iran, on the other hand, rejected "US unfounded claim" that it was responsible for the attacks.

Earlier, the US sent a destroyer ship the Persian Gulf but stated that war with Iran is not in its "strategic interest" and added that it has "no interest" in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East.

Breaking the News / KP