Tanker attacks seen as calibrated

Tanker attacks seen as calibrated but risky Iranian response to U.S. sanctions

Babak Dehghanpisheh

GENEVA (Reuters) – If, despite its firm denials, Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf last week and a further four last month, they represent a calibrated yet risky pushback against a U.S. sanctions squeeze, regional experts say.

The targeting of six vessels on a major artery for world oil supplies was a vivid reminder of the stakes involved in the standoff pitting Iran against the United States and its regional allies.

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Source: reuters.com

Images released by the US Department of Defense, which claim to show Iranian personnel.

Images released by the US Department of Defense, which claim to show Iranian personnel.

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