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Report: Iranian Oil Tanker Hit By Two Missiles Off Saudi Arabian Coast
The Daily Caller News Foundation
by Audrey Conklin, Reporter
An Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia was hit by two missiles Friday, the country’s foreign ministry officials said.
The reported attack caused an oil leak that has since been plugged, according to The Associated Press, citing Iranian state media. (RELATED: US Issues Warrant For Seizure Of Iranian Oil Tanker Held In Gibraltar)
The National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) said “the blasts were probably caused by missile strikes” in a statement on its website, adding that the tanker was set ablaze and has been damaged.
Suspected missile strikes hit an Iranian oil tanker off the Saudi coast on Friday, its owner said, the first Iranian vessel targeted since a spate of attacks in the Gulf Washington blamed on Tehran https://t.co/E8rMAR3MQh