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Iran categorically rejects US accusations over attacks on tankers – media

Iran categorically rejects US accusations over Thursday's attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Reuters reported on Friday citing Iran's mission to the United Nations.

"Iran categorcially rejects the US unfounded claim with regard to June 13 oil tanker incidents and condemns it in the strongest possible terms," the Iranian mission said in a statement.

Two tankers caught fire in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday after a torpedo attack. The crews, with Russian nationals among their members, were evacuated by the Iranian rescue services and taken to the port of Jask.

The Kokuka Courageous tanker, registered in Panama and owned by a Japanese transport company, was carrying methanol from Saudi Arabia to Singapore. The Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair vessel, owned by Norway's Frontline, was sailing from the United Arab Emirates to Taiwan with petrochemical feedstock.

Source: National News Agency

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