Iran Accuses U.S. of Framing It for Tanker Sabotage to Provoke Conflict

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from The Wall Street Journal,

Foreign minister said ‘radical individuals’ were attempting to pull Iran and the U.S. into military conflict; drone attack by Houthi rebels allied to Tehran shut Saudi pipeline.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister

Attacks on oil tankers and facilities in the Persian Gulf have set the Middle East on edge, as Iranian officials on Tuesday accused officials in the Trump administration of trying to pull it into a war with the U.S. and its regional allies.

Iran denied it was behind an attack on oil tankers near a strategic Persian Gulf waterway over the weekend, saying Washington and its Middle East allies were attempting to frame the country.

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