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Washington believes Iranians hijacked tanker

Department of State spokesperson Ned Price said on Wednesday that Washington believes that those responsible for the hijacking of the Asphalt Princess tanker in the Gulf of Oman are Iranian citizens.

However, the US government cannot confirm the fact at the moment, Price said. Tehran previously denied any allegations of Iran's involvement in the incident.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki described the event as "deeply concerning" and noted that the threats posed by Iran can be seen as "more pronounced" and dangerous in light of the unresolved nuclear deal for which the talks are still ongoing.

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