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Iran is lashing out in an escalation of tensions with the run U. S. secretary of state Mike Pompeii one Thursday blamed Iran for the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that left one adrift in the other in flames this is only the latest in a series of attacks instigated by the Islamic Republic of Iran and its organs against American and allied interests Pompey was cited intelligence the type of weapons used in the sophistication of the assaults but declined to provide specific evidence pointing to Iran a source said in a region known ship was abandoned after an explosion set it ablaze the second a Japanese owned tanker suffered an attack that breached its whole no one has claimed responsibility for the two attacks Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described the incidents as suspicious on Twitter you and secretary general Antonio Guterres condemned the attacks at a meeting of the U. N. security council facts must be established and responsibilities gratified , and if that is something the world's cannot the fords is a major confrontation in the Gulf region the incidents happened just as Japanese prime minister Shinzo Ave was wrapping up a visit to Tehran abi was delivering a message from trump demanding Iran to curb its military activities in the region and return to the negotiating table over the twenty fifteen nuclear deal from which trump withdrew drum thank dobby via Twitter but said it was quote too soon to even think about a deal with the wrong line