OREANDA-NEWSThe report of the central command of the US Armed Forces, referenced by the American News Agency, provides a video. It is alleged that it is possible to see the servicemen of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from the hull of one of the tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The military claims that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard patrol boat removed the explosives from the Kokuka Courageous, which had previously been damaged by an explosion. Record distributed including the CNN television channel. Earlier, the US State Department stated that it was Iran that was behind the bombing of two tankers at the exit from the Persian Gulf. As a result of the attack, both ships were seriously damaged. Their crews managed to evacuate.

In connection with the incident, the American destroyer Major was sent to the disaster area. Washington stressed that they do not want the conflict to escalate, but will protect freedom of navigation and international trade. In Tehran, responsibility for the incident in the Gulf of Oman imposes on the enemies of Iran, calling on all countries in the region to dialogue. Earlier, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that it was premature to draw conclusions about the reasons for what had happened.

Earlier it was reported that Frontline and Kokuka Courageous Singapore BSM, two oil tankers Front Altair registered in Bermuda, were hit by explosions in the Gulf of Oman off the coast of Iran. As reported by the authorities of Oman, the tanker Front Altair was attacked. From whose side it was not specified. The first tanker followed the flag of Marshall Islands, the second - under the flag of Panama. After the explosions, the tankers caught fire. The crews of tankers (44 people) were evacuated. On one of them were 11 Russians, no one was hurt. As stated in the Russian Foreign Ministry, there is no threat to the health of Russian citizens.