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The Suspected Sabotage of Oil Tankers Puts the Persian Gulf on High Alert

May 13, 2019 | 20:41 GMT
A picture taken on May 13, 2019, shows the crude oil tanker Amjad, one of two Saudi tankers that were reportedly damaged in mysterious

A picture taken on May 13, 2019, shows the crude oil tanker Amjad, one of two Saudi tankers that were reportedly damaged in mysterious "sabotage attacks," off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Fujairah. Amid the heightened tensions in the area, the region's movers and shakers are avoiding jumping to conclusions after the incident.

(KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite the standoff between Iran and its regional adversaries, cooler heads have so far prevailed following a purported attack on oil tankers in the UAE over the weekend. When new information comes to light, however, that could change....

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