Iran ‘Likely Conducted’ Attack on Oil Tanker Off Oman Coast, Says White House

The United States on Wednesday blamed Iran for an attack on the oil tanker the Pacific Zircon, operated by an Israeli-owned firm, off the coast of Oman the day before.

“Upon review of the available information, we are confident that Iran likely conducted this attack using a UAV, a lethal capability it is increasingly employing directly and via its proxies throughout the Middle East and proliferating to Russia for use in Ukraine,” National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement.

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