8/3, 9:04 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Iran denies involvement in tanker hijack

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps denied on Tuesday reports that it was involved in the altercation that happened in the Gulf of Oman earlier today.

The military branch stated that no Iranian forces nor allies were involved in the incident off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Moreover, Iran's Foreign Ministry added that its naval forces are prepared for "help and rescue" operations in the region, labeling the attack as "completely suspicious."

Iran also warned against creating a "false atmosphere" and pretext for a "hostile action" against Tehran, as the White House called the situation "deeply concerning" and the United Kingdom accused the country of perpetrating the attack.

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