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U.S. confident Iran was behind attack on oil tanker in Arabian Sea

<i>Johan Victor/AP</i><br/>Two crewmembers died when a tanker connected to an Israeli billionaire was attacked off the coast of Oman
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Two crewmembers died when a tanker connected to an Israeli billionaire was attacked off the coast of Oman

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has joined the United Kingdom and Israel in accusing Iran of carrying out a deadly drone strike that killed two aboard a tanker off Oman. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made the announcement in a statement Sunday. Blinken said: “Upon review of the available information, we are confident that Iran conducted this attack, which killed two innocent people, using one-way explosive (drones), a lethal capability it is increasingly employing throughout the region.” He added that there was “no justification for this attack, which follows a pattern of attacks and other belligerent behavior.” Iran earlier denied being involved. Israel’s prime minister directly blamed Iran and made a veiled threat about retaliating.

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