The Al Marzoqah oil tanker on Monday, a day after it was attacked outside the Fujairah port in the United Arab Emirates. Photo: EPA-EFE

US military experts blame Iran for ship attacks in Persian Gulf

  • Official says Iranian or Iranian-backed proxies are believed to have used explosives to blow large holes in four ships anchored off United Arab Emirates coast
  • Incident comes days after US sent warships and bombers to area in response to alleged threats from Iran
Topic |   Saudi Arabia

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The Al Marzoqah oil tanker on Monday, a day after it was attacked outside the Fujairah port in the United Arab Emirates. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Flight deck personnel stand on the flight deck on board the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as it patrols the Arabian Gulf. Photo: Reuters

Senior Iranian military commander says US military in the Gulf is now a ‘target’, no longer a ‘threat’

  • Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace division, says if the US makes a move, they will ‘hit them in the head’
Topic |   Iraq

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Flight deck personnel stand on the flight deck on board the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as it patrols the Arabian Gulf. Photo: Reuters
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