Published time: 14 Jun, 2019 12:10 Edited time: 14 Jun, 2019 12:59
US President Donald Trump has accused Iran of being behind the recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, claiming that the evidence points squarely towards Tehran.
Speaking about the attacks with Fox News on Friday morning, Trump said the evidence gathered by the US about them has “essentially got Iran written all over it.”
Iran did do it," says Pres Trump of the attack on 2 fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman. He said the evidence "got Iran written all over it," citing pictures of Iranians retrieving unexploded mine from hull of one tanker.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 14, 2019
Trump made the comments when asked on the Fox and Friends show what evidence Washington had found to prove Iran was behind the attacks, and what the US response would be. The president pointed to footage of the reportedly “exposed” Iranian authorities removing an unexploded mine from one of the evacuated vessels overnight.
“You saw the boat at night trying to take the mine off and they successfully took it off,” Trump said, adding that Iran didn’t want to leave any evidence behind. “I guess they don’t know that we have things that...can detect in the dark.”Also on rt.com Sabotage diplomacy: Zarif says no need to be clairvoyant to see US plan B for Iran
When pressed on what the US response would be to Iran's alleged attacks, Trump said “We’re going to see, but we’re not going to take it lightly.”
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