US Releases New Images from Tanker Attacks

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June 17, 2019

Unexploded Limpet Mine Removed from M/T Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman (Photo: NAVCENT)

Unexploded Limpet Mine Removed from M/T Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman (Photo: NAVCENT)

The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from a Japanese-owned tanker that was attacked on June 13 in the Gulf of Oman, as Washington blames Tehran for the attack.

"Iran is responsible for the attack based on video evidence and the resources and proficiency needed to quickly remove the unexploded limpet mine," the U.S. military's Central Command said in a statement explaining the still-images.


(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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