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the U. S. navy on Wednesday showed off fragments of the mind it said came from the cook cook a courageous one of two oil tankers attack last week in the Gulf of Oman inflaming tensions between the US and Iran U. S. navy commander Sean keto said the debris was further proof Iran was behind the attacks I can tell you is that the link of mine that was used in the attack is distinguishable it is also strikingly bearing a resemblance to Iranian mines that have already been publicly displayed , an Iranian military parades Iran has denied any involvement in the attacks accusing the US of war mongering as Washington dispatches a thousand more troops to the region the standoff has raised alarms on Capitol Hill where lawmakers on Wednesday heard from the official viewed as the architect of president Donald trump's Iran policy special representative on the run Brian hook those who have been able to see the intelligence and you mentioned many of those people all come away without any question that Iran is behind these attacks but her face skepticism from lawmakers who worry the US might stumble into war and our job here in Congress is to make sure that we do not put US men and women in harm's way without a darn good national security reason tensions have been rising since trump withdrew the U. S. from the twenty fifteen Iran nuclear deal last year imposed new sanctions on Iran's crucial oil trade in response to run this week said it would resume low grade uranium enrichment and violation of the deal but hook told lawmakers the sanctions were working our pressure campaign is working , it is making a runs violent and expansionist foreign policy cost prohibitive to run it urged European nations to salvage the nuclear pact by seal the run from US sanctions warning it might otherwise scrap the deal entirely , with the region already on edge a rocket struck a U. S. front wheel facility in Basra Iraq on Wednesday wounding three people it was the fourth time in a week rockets have struck near U. S. installations there was no immediate claim of responsibility don't know rocky security source said it appeared that Iran backed groups were behind the incident