This photo shows fire and smoke billowing from Norwegian-owned Front Altair tanker said to have been attacked in the waters of the Sea of Oman on June 13, 2019. (Photo by ISNA)
Iran has categorically rejected the United States’ “unfounded claim” that the Islamic Republic is responsible for the Thursday attacks on oil tankers in the Sea of Oman, warning of “another Iranophobic campaign” being waged by the US and its allies.
“The inflammatory remarks by the US representative against Iran at the UN Security Council on 13 June 2019 was another Iranophobic campaign. Iran categorically rejects the US unfounded claim with regard to 13 June oil tanker incidents and condemns it in the strongest possible terms,” said the Iranian mission to the UN in a statement on Thursday.
“Neither fabrications and disinformation campaigns nor shamelessly blaming others can change the realities. The US and its regional allies must stop warmongering and put an end to mischievous plots as well as false flag operations in the region. Warning, once again, about all of the US coercion, intimidation, and malign behavior, Iran expresses concern over suspicious incidents for the oil tankers that occurred today,” the statement added.
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