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6/14, 2:44 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Iran rejects US claims over tanker attacks, calls for dialogue

Iran categorically rejected the United States' accusation it was responsible for the attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and called on the international community to prevent "the reckless and dangerous policies and practices of the US and its regional allies in heightening the tensions in the region."

"Iran stands ready to play an active and constructive role in ensuring the security of strategic maritime passages as well as promoting peace, stability and security in the region," Iran's mission to the United Nations said after Washington blamed Tehran for the attacks and sent a guided-missile destroyer to the Persian Gulf.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran reiterates that the only solution to the tension in this region is the active and constructive engagement of all regional countries within the context of a genuine dialogue based on mutual respect, inclusivity and basic principles of international law," it added.

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