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Iran says fire contained on tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman

An Iranian official confirmed that fire has been contained on both tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman yesterday, Iranian media reported on Friday. According to the official, both vessels are currently in international waters, while a team of Iranian experts was sent to one of the tankers to access whether the crew rescued from the fire could safely return.

A Norwegian and a Japanese tanker were attacked yesterday in the Gulf of Oman, near the strategically important Strait of Hormuz. The US blamed Iran for the incident and deployed a guided-missile destroyer to the Persian Gulf, while the Islamic Republic dismissed the claims and urged 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."

Meanwhile, the Japanese ship operator of one of the attacked vessels said earlier today that his crew saw "flying objects" before the incident, while the US released a video allegedly taken after the incident, which supposedly shows a boat belonging to the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the tankers.

Breaking the News / FH