Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, fears of confrontation rise
Friday, 14 June 2019 US President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, raising fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.
Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran for the incident. Nathan Frandino has more.
Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Tuesday the U.S. had hammered out a plan under which an international military coalition would safeguard strategic waters..
According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that any war between the United States and Iran would be swift, although he reiterated his desire to avoid a military confrontation..