British Foreign Secretary: We do not believe that anyone other than Iran can attack on the two tankers
Britain: Iran Likely to be involved in Attack on Oil Tankers in Gulf of Oman
Saudi Crown Prince: Iran has not respected the visit of the Prime Minister of Japan and attacked two tankers, one Japanese
Saudi Crown Prince: The Kingdom does not want war but we will not hesitate to deal with any threat
Deputy FM @araghchi: Iran has put withdrawing from 2015 nuclear deal on its agenda; will not extend its 60-day ultimatum
Sailors from MV Altair have been released by Iran, landed in Dubai tonight: AP. They were detained by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boat and held in Bandar Abbas for 2 days, according to US officials, "not rescued."
US MQ9 drone fired on by Iran was responding to distress call from MV Altair, the Norwegian tanker attacked Thursday. A modified SA7 missile fired from Iran's mainland missed the drone and was fired before 2nd tanker attacked: US official.
The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat says evidence his country possesses indicates that recent attacks against oil tankers inside UAE waters were "state-sponsored."
Washington extends Iraq's exemption to import electricity and gas from Iran for three more months
PMF denounced the mortar and katyusha strikes on Balad Air Base and Jadriyah section of Baghdad while vowing to track down the perpetrators responsible.
Rocket targeted Green Zone in Baghdad
Iranian boat fired missile at US drone prior to the tankers attack in the Gulf: CNN
Iran tried to shoot down American drone on two separate occasions in recent days: source
Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan on rising tensions with Iran following tanker attacks: "We need to make contingency plans should the situation deteriorate. We also need to broaden our support for this international situation."
USS Mason, guided missile destroyer, has arrived on station to assist USS Bainbridge and protect the stricken Japanese oil tanker, Kokuka Courageous. Iranian tugboat tried to approach Japanese tanker but waved off by US Navy warship.
Acting US Secretary of Defense: There is currently a process underway to identify the source of the mines used in the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman
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Image courtesy of @planetlabs, fire extinguished on Front Altair, hole in the side of the vessel can be seen.
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Norwegian insurer releases report blaming Iran for attack on the tankers, but it cites possible anti-ship missiles instead of mines. Also confirms CENTCOM report that Norwegian crew was forced to board Iranian vessel after already being rescued
US official says Altair crew still in custody of Iran and ship still ablaze-Iran preventing two tugs from moving Altair. USS Bainbridge has returned crew of Kokuka Courageous back to ship and large tug from UAE is on scene to tug it toward Fujairah
Moscow is calling for no hasty conclusions about the attack on tankers in the Sea of Oman
German Foreign Ministry: The U.S. video of the attack on the two tankers is not enough as evidence to reach definitive conclusion on who is responsible for it
Pentagon believes crew of Norwegian-owned tanker Front Altair detained by Iran. US officials say crew first rescued by merchant vessel, Hyundai Dubai, but Iranian gunboats surrounded ship demanding crew. Captain ordered crew to surrender. 23 crew members being held in Iran
Iraqi Prime Minister receives phone call from US Secretary of State to discuss efforts to calm the region and tension with Iran
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with Iran President Hassan Rouhani in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, cancelled due to scheduling issues. The official banquet got delayed which disrupted the schedule of all the leaders.
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Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Bishkek: Rouhani to Putin: In the conditions of serious external influence, imposed by external sanctions, the need for interaction between our countries becomes more urgent every day
Trump: The Gulf of Oman will not be closed but if it happens, it will not last long
Trump: We will not allow Iran to have nuclear weapons
Trump on Tanker attack: "Iran did do it"
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Putin: Relations with Iran are evolving in several areas, in the economy and in support of the stability of the region and our common presence in the fight against terrorism in Syria, we have done a lot in this area including because of Iran's position and this is our common success.
Iran sends team to tanker in Gulf to see if rescued crew can return -Tasnim