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Iranian oil tanker struck by missiles off the coast of Saudi Arabia

An Iranian tanker was reportedly struck by two incoming missiles, some 96 kilometers – or 60 miles – off the Saudi port-city of Jeddah.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry confirmed that a tanker named Sabiti, which is owned by the Islamic Republic National oil Company, sustained heavy damage caused by a direct hit – consequently resulting in a severe oil leak.

While no organization or country has claimed responsibility for the attack; the Iranian Foreign Ministry vowed that “those behind the attack (will be) responsible for the consequences of this dangerous adventure, including the dangerous environmental pollution caused.” That said, the Iranians claimed that the oil leak is now under control.

The U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet said that it is aware of reports regarding the alleged attack, however, it did not have any further information regarding the strike.