Video that US says shows Iran removing mine from tankers in Gulf of Oman

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The U.S. military has released a video it says implicates Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the latest violent incident the United States and its allies blame on Tehran.

The U.S. Central Command  said the video shows crews from IRGC boats removing what looks like an unexploded mine from the side of one of the two attacked oil tankers.

US officials also shared a photo of the Japanese tanker, apparently showing the unexploded mine before it was removed.

A Norwegian tanker was also damaged.

The US accused Iran of being behind the mine attacks. Iran said it “categorically rejects” the allegation.

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The US said the footage showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard “removing [an] unexploded limpet mine” from the side of the Kokuka Courageous ship more than eight hours after the blasts occurred.

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In a statement released on Friday, the Iranian mission to the United Nations said that it condemned the allegation “in the strongest possible terms”.

 

Via CENTCOM/NBC News

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