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Gulf of Oman: Gulf that connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz
The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman is a gulf that connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, which then runs to the Persian Gulf. It borders Iran and Pakistan on the north, Oman on the south, and the United Arab Emirates on the west.

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U.S. Navy says mine fragments, magnet point to Iran in Gulf tanker attack

The United States Navy on Wednesday displayed limpet mine fragments and a magnet removed from one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week, saying the mines bore a striking resemblance..
Reuters - Published

Saudi cabinet urges world powers to safeguard navigation

Saudi Arabia's cabinet urged the international community on Tuesday to take firm measures to ensure the safety of navigation in waterways across the region, the state news agency said, a week after two..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Gulf of Oman

U.S. Navy: Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Attacks On Gulf Tankers [Video]U.S. Navy: Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Attacks On Gulf Tankers

The United States attempted on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker...

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US Navy says mine pieces suggest Iranian origin [Video]US Navy says mine pieces suggest Iranian origin

The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and..

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U.S. Navy Says Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Gulf Tanker Attack [Video]U.S. Navy Says Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Gulf Tanker Attack

According to Reuters, the United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by showing mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Kuwait emir to visit Iraq over Gulf rift [Video]Kuwait emir to visit Iraq over Gulf rift

Kuwait’s ruler will visit Iraq amid unprecedented regional tensions after attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

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The Strait of Hormuz: A flashpoint for war [Video]The Strait of Hormuz: A flashpoint for war

Recent attacks on cargo vessels have put the focus on a shipping lane responsible for about a fifth of the world's oil exports. But in reality, this place is a powder keg for a much larger..

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U.S. to send more troops to the Middle East [Video]U.S. to send more troops to the Middle East

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat..

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Iran Threatens To Breach Nuclear Deal Limits After US Accused It Of Oil Tanker Attacks [Video]Iran Threatens To Breach Nuclear Deal Limits After US Accused It Of Oil Tanker Attacks

According to Business Insider, Iran says it will break the limit for uranium enrichment agreed with the US as part of the 2015 nuclear deal. This is reportedly in response to accusations from the US..

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'Full range of options' on the table against Iran - Pompeo [Video]'Full range of options' on the table against Iran - Pompeo

After blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that while America does not want a war with Iran, a military response is on the..

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Pope Urges Restraint In Gulf After Tanker Attacks [Video]Pope Urges Restraint In Gulf After Tanker Attacks

According to Reuters, Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that have raised fears of a..

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Blast-Hit Tankers to Be Assessed Off UAE Coast [Video]Blast-Hit Tankers to Be Assessed Off UAE Coast

According to Reuters, the ship's operators said that the two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week, are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their..

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Norwegian Tanker's Crew Reportedly Lands Safely In Dubai [Video]Norwegian Tanker's Crew Reportedly Lands Safely In Dubai

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, crew members of Frontline's oil tanker Front Altair, one of two ships attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, landed safely in Dubai. The Norwegian ship's..

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Saudi Arabia demands action on energy security as Iran denies gulf ship attacks [Video]Saudi Arabia demands action on energy security as Iran denies gulf ship attacks

Crew members of the oil tanker Front Altair, one of two vessels attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, have landed in Dubai. The attacks happened three days ago. It comes amid calls from Saudi Arabia..

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Crew Of Norwegian Oil Tanker Arrive Safely In Dubai Following Gulf Of Oman Attack [Video]Crew Of Norwegian Oil Tanker Arrive Safely In Dubai Following Gulf Of Oman Attack

According to a report by CNN, on Saturday, twenty-three crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman have arrived safely in Dubai. CNN reports that the crew of..

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Iran Summons UK After Expressing Support For U.S. Accusation [Video]Iran Summons UK After Expressing Support For U.S. Accusation

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Iran summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after London joined the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman...

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Saudi Urges Swift Response to Secure Gulf Energy Supplies [Video]Saudi Urges Swift Response to Secure Gulf Energy Supplies

According to Reuters, Saudi Arabia said that there must be a quick response to the threat to energy supplies, market stability and consumer confidence, two days after attacks on two tankers in the Gulf..

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U.N. Chief Calls For Independent Investigation Into Oil Tanker Attacks [Video]U.N. Chief Calls For Independent Investigation Into Oil Tanker Attacks

On Friday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an independent investigation into the attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman. According to Reuters, the United..

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U.N. Condemns Oil Tanker Attacks [Video]U.N. Condemns Oil Tanker Attacks

According to Reuters, the U.N. chief has condemned the oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Friday the truth needed to be..

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Shanahan says oil tanker attacks, an 'international situation' [Video]Shanahan says oil tanker attacks, an 'international situation'

U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said on Friday that this week's attacks on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, is 'an international situation' in the Middle East 'not a U.S...

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Iran's Rouhani Says U.S. Actions Threaten Middle East Stability [Video]Iran's Rouhani Says U.S. Actions Threaten Middle East Stability

According to Reuters, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the leaders of a China-led security bloc said that U.S. actions pose a serious threat to stability in the Middle East. The United States..

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Germany: U.S video not enough to attribute blame over oil tanker attacks [Video]Germany: U.S video not enough to attribute blame over oil tanker attacks

According to Reuters, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday that a video provided by the United States is not sufficient to prove that Iran is behind the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf..

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Trump Says He Willing To Hold Talks With Iran Despite Tanker Attacks [Video]Trump Says He Willing To Hold Talks With Iran Despite Tanker Attacks

According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready, even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

US releases video it claims show Iran removing mine from tanker [Video]US releases video it claims show Iran removing mine from tanker

Iran denies US allegations of Revolutionary Guard involvement in suspected attacks on two ships in the Gulf of Oman.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

EU Calls For Restraint After U.S. Blames Iran For Gulf Of Oman Attacks [Video]EU Calls For Restraint After U.S. Blames Iran For Gulf Of Oman Attacks

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the European Union called for maximum restraint amid mounting tensions over US accusations against Iran over attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman...

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China calls on U.S. to stop "extreme pressure" on Iran

The United States should not use "extreme pressure" to resolve issues with Iran, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday, amid a standoff following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Reuters - Published

Senior Chinese diplomat urges all sides to ease Gulf region tension

China urges all sides to exercise restraint and ease tension in the Gulf region, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday, amid a standoff between Iran and United States following attacks on two oil..
Reuters - Published

U.S. military releases new images from oil tanker attacks

The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from a Japanese-owned tanker that was attacked on June 13 in the Gulf..
Reuters - Published

Iran says if it decides to block Strait of Hormuz, it will do it 'publicly': Fars

Iran's military denied on Monday being behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, and said if it decided to block Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway in the Gulf for the oil industry,..
Reuters - Published

Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos..
Reuters - Published

Pope urges restraint in Gulf after tanker attacks

Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that have raised fears of a broader confrontation in..
Reuters - Published

Britain 'almost certain' Iran was behind tanker attacks: foreign minister Hunt

Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday Britain is "almost certain" Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, adding that London did not believe anyone else could have done it.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabian crown prince blames Iran for twin oil tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, says 'won't hesitate to tackle threats'

The two vessels in Saudi Arabia were targeted around the time Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was meeting with Iranian leaders in Tehran.
Firstpost - Published

Blast-hit Japanese tanker anchors off UAE coast: operator

One of two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran is now anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates with crew on board, the..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks but doesn't want war

Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" but said in an interview published on..
Reuters - Published

Blast-hit Norwegian tanker's crew land in Dubai

Crew members of Frontline's oil tanker Front Altair, one of two vessels attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, have landed in Dubai, the Norwegian ship's operator said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Iran summons UK envoy over 'unfounded' tanker accusations

Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after London blamed it for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the semi-official Students News Agency ISNA reported.
Reuters - Published

Iran summons British envoy in Tehran over tanker attack accusations: ISNA

Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after Britain said it blamed the country for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the Students News Agency ISNA reported.
Reuters - Published

Saudi urges swift response to secure Gulf energy supplies: ministry

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday there must be a quick response to the threat to energy supplies, market stability and consumer confidence, the energy ministry tweeted, two days after attacks on two..
Reuters - Published

Britain blames Iran for attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman

Britain blamed Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Friday for attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying no other state or non-state actor could have been responsible.
Reuters - Published

Iran fast-boats preventing towing of damaged Altair tanker: source

Iranian military fast-boats in the Gulf of Oman are preventing two privately owned tug boats from towing away an oil tanker damaged in attacks on Thursday, a U.S. official said on Friday, speaking on..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief calls for independent probe into Gulf tanker attacks

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief condemns oil tanker attacks, says independent probe needed

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Friday the truth needed to be established after two oil tankers were attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, adding that the..
Reuters - Published

Trump says ready to hold talks with Iran despite tanker attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready, even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Reuters - Published

Germany: U.S video not enough to attribute blame over oil tanker attacks

A video provided by the United States is not sufficient to prove that Iran is behind the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Trump: Strait near Oman will not be closed, or at least not for long

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the Strait of Hormuz, a key commercial shipping route, would not be closed following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, or at least not for long.
Reuters - Published

EU calls for maximum restraint as U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks

The European Union called on Friday for maximum restraint amid mounting tensions over U.S. accusations against Iran over attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Reuters - Published

Iran chafes at U.S. blame for tanker attacks

Iran rebuffed blame on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and affirmed its responsibility for security in the Strait of Hormuz where almost a fifth of the world's oil passes,..
Reuters - Published

China says nobody wants war after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging the resolution of..
Reuters - Published

'Flying objects' damaged Japanese tanker during attack in Gulf of Oman

Two "flying objects" damaged a Japanese tanker owned by Kokuka Sangyo Co in an attack on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, but there was no damage to the cargo of methanol, the company president said on..
Reuters - Published

Gulf tanker attacks threaten energy security, IEA's Birol says

Attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman threaten global energy security, Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Iran says it is in charge of security of Strait of Hormuz: state Radio

Iran said on Friday it was responsible for maintaining the security of the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf, state radio reported, adding that blaming Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of..
Reuters - Published

Tanker attack to be discussed at G20 ministerial meeting: Japan industry minister

Japan's industry minister, Hiroshige Seko, said on Friday an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week will be discussed at a meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers this weekend.
Reuters - Published

Tanker attack won't affect Japan's energy supply: Industry minister

Japanese Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Friday an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman will not affect Japanese energy supply, although the ministry issued a warning to Japanese energy..
Reuters - Published

Iran foreign minister: U.S. allegations over tanker attacks part of 'sabotage diplomacy'

Iran's foreign minister said on Friday that the U.S. allegations against Iran over the Gulf of Oman tanker attacks were part of "sabotage diplomacy" adopted by a so-called B Team, which he has said..
Reuters - Published

U.S. official says Iran removes unexploded mine from side of tanker

The United States has video showing Iran's military removing what Washington believes was an unexploded limpet mine from the side of a Japanese tanker attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, a U.S...
Reuters - Published

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion

The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation.
Reuters - Published

U.S. has 'no interest' in new conflict in Middle East: military

The United States has no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East but will defend American interests including freedom of navigation, the U.S. military said on Thursday as it directed..
Reuters - Published

UK warns Iran over 'deeply unwise' attacks on oil tankers

Britain is working on the basis that Iran is responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, and warned Iran that these actions were "deeply unwise", Foreign Secretary..
Reuters - Published

UK blames Iran for oil tanker attacks: government source

Britain shares the U.S. government's assessment that Iran is to blame for two attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, a government source said.
Reuters - Published

UK agrees Iran behind suspected tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman: BBC

The British government agrees with the United States that Iran was behind the suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a BBC reporter wrote on Twitter.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia agrees Iran was behind tanker attacks: Saudi minister

Saudi Arabia agrees with the United States that Iran was behind the suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on..
Reuters - Published

Egypt condemns attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman: foreign ministry

Egypt condemned on Thursday any acts that undermine the safety of waterways in the Gulf region, the foreign ministry said, after two oil tankers were attacked and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman.
Reuters - Published

Qatar calls for international probe into tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

Qatar called for an international investigation into attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday and a de-escalation of tensions in the region.
Reuters - Published

U.S. consults allies on how to protect shipping in wake of tanker attacks: senior U.S. official

The United States is discussing with its allies a variety of options on how to protect international shipping in the Gulf of Oman in the wake of tanker attacks that Washington has blamed on Iran,..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says it will protect ports, regional waters after attacks on tankers

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih condemned on Thursday the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying Riyadh would take all necessary measures to protect its ports and regional waters,..
Reuters - Published

Unexploded device spotted on one of attacked oil tankers: U.S. source

An unexploded device, believed to be a limpet mine, was spotted on the side of one of two oil tankers attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of..
Reuters - Published

Attacks on oil tankers near Iran coast did not use torpedoes: source

Attacks on two oil tankers near the Gulf of Oman off the coast of Iran did not use torpedoes, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman stoke fears over conflict and oil

Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States.
Reuters - Published

Ship 'Kokuka Courageous' attacked in Gulf of Oman had a piracy incident at Visakhapatnam in 2014


IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. calls attacks on commercial shipping 'unacceptable'

The United States on Thursday called attacks on commercial shipping "unacceptable" and told the U.N. Security Council that the latest assaults on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that left one..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to raise Mideast tanker attacks in U.N. Security Council: diplomats

The United States plans to raise the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman during a closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council later on Thursday, diplomats said.
Reuters - Published

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