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6/14, 6:23 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US: Video shows Iranians removed mine from tanker

United States Central Command released a video allegedly taken after the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, for which it blames Iran. It claimed that the video shows a boat belonging to the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the tankers.

"The US and our partners in the region will take all necessary measures to defend ourselves and our interests. Today's attacks are a clear threat to international freedom of navigation and freedom of commerce," the Central Command stated. It added the US "has no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East" but that it is ready to defend if necessary. Washington has already sent a guided-missile destroyer to the Persian Gulf following the incident.

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