A tanker burns in the Gulf of Oman after a mystery attack that the United States has blamed on Iran. Photo: AFP

Oil tanker attacks: did Iran’s ties with China just go up in smoke?

  • Washington has blamed Tehran for an attack on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, putting pressure on Iran’s allies like China
  • Beijing usually backs its trade partner – but experts say the trade war with the US and problems with Huawei may have changed the equation
Topic |   Iran

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A tanker burns in the Gulf of Oman after a mystery attack that the United States has blamed on Iran. Photo: AFP
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The Al Marzoqah oil tanker was attacked on May 12 outside the Fujairah port. Photo: EPA-EFE

‘State actor’ behind attacks on Gulf oil tankers, UAE tells UN

  • The four vessels were damaged by explosions that took place within UAE territorial waters
  • The US has accused Iran of being behind the attacks on the tankers
Topic |   Saudi Arabia

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The Al Marzoqah oil tanker was attacked on May 12 outside the Fujairah port. Photo: EPA-EFE
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