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Iran 'responsible' for Gulf of Oman attacks: Pompeo

PTI | Washington DC | Updated: 14-06-2019 00:54 IST | Created: 14-06-2019 00:48 IST
Iran 'responsible' for Gulf of Oman attacks: Pompeo
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of being behind attacks on two tanks in the Gulf of Oman Thursday, and said it was taking the case to the UN Security Council. "It is the assessment of the United States that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks," Pompeo told reporters.

"This is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise need to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping, and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication," Pompeo said.


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