Iran has rejected U.S. accusations that it was to blame for attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz after the incident raised concerns about a new confrontation in the Gulf, a vital oil shipping route. Here are the latest developments:
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says accusing Iran is "convenient" for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other U.S. officials, adding Iran is responsible for security in the Strait of Hormuz
The European Union and China issue calls for restraint from all sides * Iran says it has dispatched experts to assess whether rescued crew - Iranian TV showed 23 crew believed to be from the Front Altair - could return to the vessel
Oil prices, which spiked after the attacks fell on Friday overshadowed by fears about trade disputes.
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