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In faceoff with Iran, escalation may depend on who prevails inside Washington and Tehran

The attacks last week on two tankers in the gulf, instantly attributed to Iran by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and then President Donald Trump, emboldens the hard-liners in both countries, each able to argue their longtime adversary is itching for war.

Why tanker blasts in the Gulf of Oman have put the world on edge

The explosions, which the United States called deliberate attacks by Iran, may have been a tacit threat to choke off a vital artery of the global economy.

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Iran says it is in charge of security of Strait of Hormuz

The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concern about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation.

Oil prices rise for second day after Middle East tanker attacks

Tensions in the Middle East have escalated since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 multinational nuclear pact with Iran and reimposed sanctions, especially targeting Tehran's oil exports.

US allegations over tanker attacks part of 'sabotage diplomacy', says Iran

Iran's foreign minister said the US allegations against Iran over the Gulf of Oman tanker attacks were part of "sabotage diplomacy" adopted by a so-called B Team, which he has said includes US national security adviser John Bolton.

UK warns Iran over 'deeply unwise' attacks on oil tankers

Britain is working on the basis that Iran is responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, and warned Iran that these actions were "deeply unwise", Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said.

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