US-Iran tension: Tehran says it's in charge of security of Strait of Hormuz

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 Oman was alarming.

"We are responsible for ensuring the security of the Strait and we have rescued the crew of those attacked tankers in the shortest possible time," Radio quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi as saying. "Obviously, accusing Iran for such a suspicious and unfortunate incident is the simplest and.....

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