US-Iran tensions rise as Pentagon releases video of oil tanker attack in Gulf of Oman

Posted In: News Date:Jun 14th, 2019

The US military released a video that it claims shows Iran is behind Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which escalated tensions between the two countries and caused oil prices to spike.

The video, along with accusations by US officials, add to mounting suspicions among independent analysts and intelligence experts that Iran launched the attack as a warning to Washington and others attempting to pressure it over its nuclear programme, conventional weaponry and support for militant groups throughout the Middle East.

Tehran has strenuously denied being responsible for the incident and blamed the US of waging an “economic war”.