JUST IN: US says Iran behind “sabotage” tanker attacks after Trump issued BIG warning to Iran today – [VIDEO]

Four oil tankers were attacked yesterday off the coast of the UAE in the Persian Gulf and now the US is saying that Iran was behind the attacks:



Here’s the latest from Reuters:

Iran is a leading candidate for having carried out attacks on four tankers near the United Arab Emirates but the United States does not have conclusive proof Tehran was behind them, a U.S. official familiar with American intelligence said on Monday.

“This is what Iran does … The sort of thing you could see Iran doing … It fits their M.O. (modus operandi),” said the official on condition of anonymity, saying the most obvious explanation for Iran’s statements distancing itself from the incident was that Tehran was “trying to muddy the waters.”

And more on the actual attacks:

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid tensions between the United States and Iran.

The UAE said on Sunday that four commercial vessels were sabotaged near Fujairah emirate, one of the world’s largest bunkering hubs lying just outside the Strait of Hormuz. It did not describe the nature of the attack or say who was behind it.

The UAE on Monday identified the vessels as two crude oil tankers owned by Saudi shipping firm Bahri, a UAE-flagged fuel bunker barge and a Norwegian-registered oil products tanker.

The owner of the Norwegian vessel, Thome Ship Management, said the vessel was “struck by an unknown object”. Footage seen by Reuters showed a hole in the hull at the waterline with the metal torn open inwards.

A Reuters witness said divers were inspecting the ships. The UAE’s state news agency said Fujairah port was operating normally.

Meanwhile, Trump is sending stern warnings to Iran saying they will “suffer greatly” if “they do anything”:

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14 thoughts on “JUST IN: US says Iran behind “sabotage” tanker attacks after Trump issued BIG warning to Iran today – [VIDEO]

  1. I think that an appropriate response would be a few surgical strikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

  2. Sounds like Saudi Arabia and any other nations with commercial vessels traveling through the Persian Gulf need to provide their own military escorts.
    And Iran needs to remember that neither Jimmy Carter nor Barack Obama are currently president. Trump will deal with Iran in ways they will regret their foolish decisions.

    1. @landscaper Let’s hope so, but without getting embroiled in another never-ending conflict.

  3. We know where all of Tehran’s important sites are and we are capable of delivering small targeted destruction. What is it that witless hack on CNN says? Let’s get to it!

  4. I think that an appropriate response would be a few surgical strikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

  5. Iran may be digging their own graves if they’re behind this and keep on harassing vessels in this area. I feel that Trump is much more likely to “punish” them, instead of apologize like freaking obama has and would do.

    1. His recent policies toward Iran are one of the few areas where I’ll actually support Trump across the board.

  6. Sounds like Saudi Arabia and any other nations with commercial vessels traveling through the Persian Gulf need to provide their own military escorts.
    And Iran needs to remember that neither Jimmy Carter nor Barack Obama are currently president. Trump will deal with Iran in ways they will regret their foolish decisions.

    1. @landscaper Let’s hope so, but without getting embroiled in another never-ending conflict.

  7. We know where all of Tehran’s important sites are and we are capable of delivering small targeted destruction. What is it that witless hack on CNN says? Let’s get to it!

  8. Iran may be digging their own graves if they’re behind this and keep on harassing vessels in this area. I feel that Trump is much more likely to “punish” them, instead of apologize like freaking obama has and would do.

    1. His recent policies toward Iran are one of the few areas where I’ll actually support Trump across the board.

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