The United Arab Emirates says there is no "clear, scientific and convincing" evidence to assign blame for the recent tanker attacks off its coast in the Sea of Oman, splitting with the United States and Saudi Arabia, which hold Iran responsible for the suspicious acts.
An informed source told IRNA that 44 sailors of the two foreign oil tankers which were hit by explosions in the Sea of Oman this morning have been rescued by an Iranian vessel in coordination with Hormuzgan's maritime search and rescue center.
Iran’s Armed Forces pledged on Monday to protect the country’s oil tankers against possible threats after the United States said the ships should not be allowed to dock anywhere because they were a “floating liability.”
A top Iranian oil official said on Friday that sanctions on Iranian shipping lines have been completely removed, adding that Iranian tankers presently have no problem to travel to ports around the world.
A senior Iranian official says the number of foreign oil tankers docking at Iran’s southern Kharg oil terminal has doubled after the implementation of last year’s nuclear agreement between Iran and six global powers.