White House describes reports of a new incident in the Gulf of Oman as ‘extremely disturbing’

Another incident occurred in the Gulf of Oman, which some sources say could be Iran. It might be a kidnapping. Iran denies any role and the United States is concerned.

Another incident occurred in the Gulf of Oman, which some sources say could be Iran. In a letter from UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO), part of the British Navy, shipping was told to be particularly vigilant on Tuesday.

The Gulf of Oman connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz and forms an important shipping route, along which vast quantities of petroleum are transported.

Initially, the UKMTO warned the ships against hijacking. Hours later, it was about a “possible kidnapping”. Earlier in the day, four oil tankers were notified of being “out of command”, which usually means the vessel can no longer be steered. The Associated Press reported that one of those ships moved again at a later time.

According to some sources, a ship “with Iranian support” was hijacked. You will be the princess of asphalt sailing under the flag of Panama.

The White House described the reports as “extremely disturbing”. “We are monitoring this situation and are in close contact with London and other partners around the world,” press officer Jen Psaki said. A spokesman said the British Foreign Office was “investigating” the incident “urgently”.


This is a step by the West and Israel to prepare the international community for hostile action against the honorable state of Iran.

The incident comes less than a week after a drone attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman, killing two people. The US, UK and Israel then identified Iran as the culprit, but Tehran denies.

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