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The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) responded to a distress call from the MV Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman
Iranian gunboat removed unexploded mine attached to Japanese-owned oil tanker which suffered serious damage early Thursday: U.S. officials
UK blames Iran for oil tanker attacks: Reuters government source
Iran categorically rejects the U.S. 'unfounded' claim with regard to oil tanker incidents. Blames U.S. for another 'Iranophobic campaign'
Saudi Arabia agrees Iran was behind tanker attacks: Saudi minister
The US said it had a video of the Iranian boat removing an unexploded mine from a Japanese tanker after Pompeo named Teheran as responsible
CNN quoting US officials claims: - USS Bainbridge was in the vicinity of Japanese tanker when hit in Oman Gulf - Iranian boat approached the tanker and removed unexploded mines from the tanker.
Iran's UN Mission says Tehran "categorically rejects" US claims it was responsible for latest oil tanker incidents.
"We have no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East. We will defend our interests, but a war with Iran is not in our strategic interest, nor in the best interest of the international community." - @CENTCOM spokesman Lt. Colonel Earl Brown.
U.S. military spokesman issues terse statement on Gulf of Oman, saying "USS Bainbridge remains in close contact with the MV Kokuka Courageous and is the on-scene U.S. command authority. No interference with USS Bainbridge, or its mission, will be tolerated."
Acting US Defense Secretary: Iran's repeated attacks pose a threat to international peace and security and an attack on freedom of navigation
Pentagon: USS Mason - Navy destroyer - being sent to help USS Bainbridge with rescue efforts in wake of tanker attacks in Gulf today.
Trump official: Washington is discussing with its allies how to protect international navigation
Iranian Foreign Ministry: What happened in the Sea of Oman is suspicious and this actor targets regional and international efforts to reduce tension
Al-Faleh: Aramco has increased its readiness to deal with such hostile actions
: "It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today's attacks in the Gulf of Oman.." @StateDept @SecPompeo
Saudi Energy Minister condemns attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman
Pompeo: The United States will defend its forces and interests and will support its partners to protect international trade and regional stability
Pompeo: We call on countries threatened by Iranian actions to join us to protect world trade and regional stability
Pompeo: Iran insulted Japan's prime minister after hitting one of his country's ships during his visit
Pompeo: Iran is working to disrupt the flow of oil across the Strait of Hormuz
Pompeo: This attack is the latest in a series of attacks by Iran and its proxies against the United States and its allies
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: Iran threatens maritime navigation
Secretary Pompeo says Iran responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman this morning.
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The #FrontAltair tanker was one of 2 ships reportedly attacked today in the Gulf of Oman At the time of the incident, it was carrying 75,000 tonnes of naphtha. 2 of Sentinel images caught the ship on fire:Sentinel2 (detail); idem (wider view); Sentinel3 image by @simon_sat
: While I very much appreciate P.M. Abe going to Iran to meet with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, I personally feel that it is too soon to even think about making a deal. They are not ready, and neither are we.
reports a The crew of USS Bainbridge have reported that they saw an unexploded limpet mine on the side of one of the ships attacked Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, according to a US defense official
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to deliver remarks at State Department at 2:15 p.m. ET following attacks on two oil tankers outside Persian Gulf
Twitter deletes thousands of accounts tied to Iran, seeks to end false info campaigns
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Saudi-led Coalition releases footage of the terror attack carried out by the Iran-backed Houthi militias on Abha Airport
The Trump admin is confident it knows who's responsible for the attack on the oil tankers. US officials will share their conclusions today, @margarettalev reports.
Arab coalition: The attack on the two oil tankers could be linked to another one carried out by al-Houthi on a tanker in Red Sea last year
U.S. tells the Security Council that it is unacceptable to attack merchant ships from any party
France's representative to the Security Council: The Arab world faces more political challenges than ever
US tells UN Security Council it will raise tanker attacks during closed-door council meeting later on Thursday - diplomats
The UN Security Council is discussing the attack on the oil tankers in the Sea of Oman
A US defense official said it was "highly likely Iran caused these attacks" on Thursday. The official dismissed an Iranian claim to have rescued the crews of both vessels in the Gulf of Oman as "patently false."
Arab League: Security Council must act to respond to attacks on oil tankers
Kremlin: It is too early to say who is responsible for the attack on the two ships in the Sea of Oman and warn against rushing conclusions
World cannot afford major confrontation in the Gulf: UN chief
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European Space Agency satellite captures image of smoke rising from 1 of 2 oil tankers damaged in apparent attacks; unclear who might be responsible. 1 tanker managed by Singapore-based company but Panama-flagged, other owned by a Norwegian company but Marshall Islands-flagged.
Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln had been in port in Oman and had just returned to sea Thursday - same day two oil tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman
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Gulf of Oman oil tanker fire viewed by NASA satellite « Roy Spencer, PhD
The damage to one of two tankers that came under attack off the coast of Iran is consistent with a hit by a torpedo or other projectile, according to early assessments
Oil tanker owners DHT Holdings and Heidmar have suspended new bookings to the Middle East Gulf region following the attacks against two tankers in the Sea of Oman
Twelve Russians sailors were evacuated from a tanker in the Gulf of Oman - Russian Seamen's Union
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Tropical Cyclone VAYU. Warning n.12
USS Bainbridge has 21 mariners on board from commercial cargo vessel that had to abandon ship after being attacked in Gulf of Oman. USN P-8 on station overhead conducting surveillance
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Aerial footage shows one of the oil tankers targeted in the Sea of Oman
DOD official: USS Bainbridge was nearby when the attack happened. A tug took on board mariners from Kokuka Courageous and then transferred them to USS Bainbridge where they are now in Gulf of Oman
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Earlier today the Front Altair crude oil tanker was apparently attacked in the GulfOfOman. Shortly after, the @CopernicusEU Sentinel-3A satellite flew over and took this view. Smoke from the burning tanker clearly visible on the left (circled red).
White House: We are aware of reports of an attack on ships in the Gulf of Oman and assess the situation
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Images of the fire at Front Altair
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Iranian news agency ISNA published pictures of one of the tankers amid the attack
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USAF KC135R GOLD76 en route to the Persian Gulf
EU calls for 'maximum restraint' after Gulf of Oman incident
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister referred to tankers attacked near Oman, saying that "measures must be taken to stabilize the situation in Iran"
Kuwait has put its oil facilities on high alert following the attack against two tankers in the Sea of Oman
Khamenei: I welcome your suggestion to expand relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Japan is an important country in Asia and if they are willing to expand relations with Iran, they should demonstrate their firm determination, just as some important countries have done so.
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TankerTrackers: Here is the first @NASA satellite image taken this morning of (what seems to be based on AIS pos) the FrontAltair tanker. We had to enhance the original. We noted the distress call times as reported by @katiemcque. A couple of tugboats in the area have diverted to assist.
Khamenei: It's good that you acknowledge the fact that the Americans have always wanted to impose their own thoughts and beliefs on other nations; and it's also good to know that the Americans observe no limit in imposing their views on others.
Iran expresses 'concern' after 'suspicious' tanker incidents
Khamenei: You said Mr. @abeshinzo, that Trump has said negotiations with the U.S. would lead to Iran's progress. By the Grace of God, without negotiations and despite sanctions, we will progress.
Khamenei: After the nuclear deal, the first one to immediately breach the JCPOA was Obama; the same person who had requested negotiations with Iran and had sent a mediator. This is our experience, and Mr. Abe, know that we won't repeat the same experience.
Khamenei: [email protected]
U.S. president met and talked with you a few days ago, including about Iran. But after returning from Japan, he immediately imposed sanctions on Iran's petrochemical industry. Is this a message of honesty Does that show he is willing to hold genuine negotiations
Supreme Leader of Iran Khamenei: Trump's words that America does not want to change our regime is a pure lie, if he was able to do it, will do so without hesitation
Khamenei: We do not believe at all that the U.S. is seeking genuine negotiations with Iran; because genuine negotiations would never come from a person like Trump. Genuineness is very rare among U.S. officials.
Supreme Leader of Iran Khamenei: Trump does not deserve to exchange messages with him and I have no answers or private messages sent to him
Khamenei: The U.S. doesn't have, by any means, the competency to say which country should or shouldn't possess nuclear weapons; because the U.S. has thousands of nuclear warheads in its arsenals.
Khamenei: We oppose nuclear weapons and our religious verdicts prohibit building nuclear weapons. But know that if we ever intended to produce nuclear weapons, the U.S. wouldn't be able to do anything against that, and U.S.'s prohibition would never make an obstacle.
Front Altair attack: Salvage vessel E-TWO at Front Altair now. Standing off at the moment, reporting large hole just above the waterline, cargo coming out and on fire.
American warship identifying itself as 'Coalition Warship' staring they have multiple vessels and aircraft in the vicinity. Iranian Navy calling vessels asking their intention in the area. Also calling to speak to the Captain of Kokukua Coursgeous, he hasn't responded yet.
Frontline oil tanker Front Altair still on fire, has not sunk -Frontline spokesman citing information from nearby vessel
Attacked happened about 0630 Local time (0230 UTC) On the VHF the distress call stated they were under attack and on fire. They had to abandon ship and were picked up by Hyundai Dubai. They were then transferred to an Iranian SAR vessel and Hyundai Dubai continued its voyage.
Khamenei: Our problem with the U.S. is not the issue of government change; because even if they pursue such a thing, they won't be able to achieve it, just as previous U.S. presidents tried in vain to destroy the Islamic Republic over the past 40 years.
Khamenei: The Islamic Republic has no trust in the U.S. and the previous bitter experience we had in negotiating with the U.S. within JCPOA will never be repeated again, because no free and wise nation would accept negotiations under pressure.
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: Sitting at anchor off Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman and tanker Front Altair is torpedoed 45 miles away from us, another one Kokuka Courageous is hit 75 miles away.
Khamenei: We have no doubt in @abeshinzo's goodwill and seriousness; but regarding what you mentioned from U.S. president, I don't consider Trump as a person deserving to exchange messages with; I have no response for him and will not answer him.
Iranian leader to Japanese PM: We do not believe Trump's offer to hold talks
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Japan's trade minister says he has received information that two ships carrying cargo related to Japan have been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz.
Tanker Front Altair is burning in the Gulf of Oman
"Oil tanker Front Altair was carrying 75,000 tons of naphtha, a petrochemical feedstock, when it was "suspected of being hit by a torpedo" around noon Taiwan time (0400GMT), Wu I-Fang, CPC's petrochemical business division CEO," told Reuters.
Japan PM says Iranian Supreme Leader told him that Iran has no intention to make or use nuclear weapons
Iranian ships rescued 44 foreign sailors after the attack on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman
Two oil tankers still on fire after attacks in Gulf of Oman - source
Incident involving tanker Kokuka Courageous damaged ship's hull but tanker in no danger of sinking - spokesman
21 crew members abandoned ship after incident in Gulf of Oman: spokesman for Kokuka Courageous tanker managers.
Statement: One of the ships was loaded with methanol on its way from Jubail, Saudi Arabia to Singapore
Taiwan's CPC says oil tanker front Altair carrying 75,000 tonnes of naphtha for CPC suspected of being hit by unknown object
Spokesperson from the UAE's National Military Council says they do not believe the incident took place within UAE waters. #Hormuz
The U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet says it is "aware of the reported attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman"
The two vessels involved in the incident in the Gulf of Oman are the Front Altair (Marshall Islands flag) and Kokuka Courageous (Panama Flag).
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The second tanker targeted is Kokuka Courageous; Reports it fell silent
The Japanese government: Abe's visit to Iran does not mean mediation between Tehran and Washington
Brent crude up 3.5% on the back of an accident in the Gulf of Oman
Tanker Front Altair was on fire, U.A.E. official at the U.A.E. port of Fujairah and a person with knowledge of the matter said, vessel had loaded oil from the Abu Dhabi before setting off to sea
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Iran Leader Ayatollah Khamenei meets Japan PM Abe Shinzo in Tehran
Khamenei: Meeting with Mr. @AbeShinzo, the Prime Minister of Japan
Distress calls from oil tankers arriving at ports overlooking the Sea of Oman
Ports of Pakistan and Oman receive distress calls from two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman
Reports: "Explosions heard" onboard 2 oil tankers in Sea of Oman; The targeted oil carriers carry crude oil from the Gulf
Two large explosions targeted two tankers in the Sea of Oman
UK maritime safety group warns of unspecified incident in Gulf of Oman, urges 'extreme caution' amid US-Iran tensions.
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Iranian Oil Ministry halts gas production at phases 6,7,8 at South Pars Gas field as long as conditions not safe at platform SPD9 that caught fire June 12. Some 1bn cubic feet gas extracted from SPD9, transferred to a refinery on mainland in Assaluyeh.
US State Department spokeswoman: We are confident that the German Foreign Minister and Prime Minister of Japan have sent the message to Tehran to stop its activities
US Treasury: New sanctions on Iran target an entity and two individuals