Listen: Iran, US And Gulf Of Oman discussed on PBS NewsHour
"Royal today with a tax onto oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The US blamed, Iran and will raise the issue in a United Nations Security council meeting experts and government officials say it appears to be the latest in a series of increasingly aggressive actions by Iran. In response to new sanctions Nick Schifrin reports. About twenty five miles off the coast of Iran. The front al-tair oil-tanker is disabled and on fire and explosion ripped a hole and scorch the tanker side. It's filipino. Russian and Georgian crew had to abandon ship and be rescued. They ended up on Iranian boat. Just forty five minutes earlier a few miles to the east. The tanker cO Kuka courageous was hit with two explosions, three hours apart. The crew also had to abandon ship and ended up on American destroyer today at the State Department secretary state Mike Pompeo offered no evidence, but blamed Iran taking a whole, these unprovoked attacks present a clear threat to international peace and security of lightness alt- on the freedom of navigation and an unacceptable campaign of escalating. Tension by Ron a US military official tells PBS NewsHour, the US discovered an unexploded mine believed to be a Raanan on the side of the co Kuka courageous, Iran and its proxies you small boats in the. Zhen Gulf, and have the capacity to attack commercial shipping says retired Admiral Mike Smith who commanded destroyer squadron and the Persian Gulf have the ability to have the mine, they would certainly have the ability to."