By Glen Carey, Verity Ratcliffe and Margaret Talev on 6/13/2019
WASHINGTON and DUBAI (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers near the entrance to the Persian Gulf, escalating tensions between the two rivals despite denials from officials in Tehran that they were behind the incidents.
“The United States will defend its forces, interests and stand with our partners and allies to safeguard global commerce and regional stability,” Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told reporters Thursday in Washington, noting that Iran had previously threatened to curtail oil transport in the Strait of Hormuz.
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By Grant Smith on 5/24/2019
Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump.
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By Julian Lee on 5/9/2019
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Photo: Amin H. Nasser, president and CEO, Saudi Aramco.
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By Arsalan Shahla and Grant Smith on 5/3/2019
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Photo: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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By Viktoria Dendrinou and Helene Fouquet on 4/23/2019
Photo: Iran flags.
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By Salma El Wardany on 4/22/2019
By Javier Blas, Salma El Wardany, Nayla Razzouk, Rachel Adams-Heard and Stephen Cunningham on 4/22/2019