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Iran Calls Reported Oil Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman ‘More Than Suspicious’

Sputnik – 13.06.2019

On Thursday morning, reports emerged that two tankers were damaged near the Strait of Hormuz. It comes at a time of heightened tensions in the Middle East and just a month after four vessels were affected in a similar incident off the Emirati coast.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has seemingly hinted that Thursday’s reported attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman had something to do with Japan’s efforts to advance the peace process in the Middle East.

“Reported attacks on Japan-related tankers occurred while PM Shinzo Abe was meeting with Ayatollah Khamenei for extensive and friendly talks,” Zarif tweeted.

“‘Suspicious’ doesn’t begin to describe what likely transpired this morning,” he added.

Iran’s government spokesman, Ali Rabei, said Tehran was ready for regional cooperation to ensure the security of strategic waterways. “All countries in the region should be careful not to fall in the trap of those who benefit from regional insecurity,” he said.

On Thursday, two oil tankers operated by shipping companies Frontline and Bernhard Schulte were damaged in a suspected attack near the Strait of Hormuz, the most important oil artery in the world.

No casualties have been reported; the Bahrain-based US Navy 5th Fleet said it was assisting the tanker, while Iranian rescuers, according to local media, have saved and transported 44 crew members to an Iranian port.

Japan’s Trade Ministry said that the two tankers were carrying “Japan-related” cargo, without providing further details.

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting Iran as part of his effort to reduce tensions between the Islamic Republic and the United States. Abe noted on Wednesday that he and Iranian President Rouhani had ‘bluntly discussed’ how to reduce Iran-US tensions.

A similar yet-unsolved incident took place in the Gulf of Oman in mid-May, when four commercial vessels − among them two Saudi oil tankers − were damaged by limpet mines. UAE investigators blamed the attack on a “state actor” but failed to identify the culprit.

The United States, which is embroiled in an escalating war of words with Iran, was quick to accuse the Islamic Republic of orchestrating the attack, which the latter denied.

June 13, 2019 - Posted by | False Flag Terrorism |


  1. Deja vu. Goddam it, Deja vu. It works every time for the Mossad, the Ziomonster, Occupied-WashDC Jews/Zionists/neocons and like ilk, so why not?

    Comment by roberthstiver | June 13, 2019 | Reply

  2. Rather than talking about ‘Iran’, let’s talk about Israel and the U.S. At this point we understand what’s happening, do we not?

    Propaganda is propaganda. Liars are liars. Assholes are assholes. Iran is impenetrable no matter what the liars say. USrael is a wet noodle at this point.

    Palestine is also impenetrable no matter what the liars say. I say, go fuck yourselves, USrael. You’re done.

    Comment by tsisageya | June 13, 2019 | Reply

  3. We all know what happens.

    Comment by tsisageya | June 13, 2019 | Reply

  4. “Japan’s Trade Ministry said that the two tankers were carrying “Japan-related” cargo, without providing further details”.

    It was an “Oil Tanker”…..Join the Dots. Does this make the USA’s major Ally in Asia, a ‘Sanctions Buster’?
    Maybe the USA was giving Japan a ‘friendly reminder’, NOT to import Oil from Iran?

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | June 13, 2019 | Reply

  5. This was a zionist (Mossad) reminder to Japan “No peace with Iran”

    Comment by brianconcannon | June 13, 2019 | Reply

    • Sir, I think you’ve written it perfectly in the most succinct words possible! Thank you.

      Comment by roberthstiver | June 14, 2019 | Reply

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