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Why the U.S. Plan to Protect Tankers in the Persian Gulf Won't Deter Iran

Jul 8, 2019 | 06:00 GMT
According to the U.S. military, a Japanese tanker was damaged by a limpet mine resembling Iranian mines on June 13, 2019.

Two oil tankers were damaged in twin attacks close to the Iranian coast on June 13, just outside the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

In response to the recent spat of Iran-linked attacks in the Persian Gulf, the United States has set out on an initiative aimed at securing oil tanker traffic in the area, while providing better visibility and attribution for any future incidents. Coined the Sentinel program, the operation would involve deploying...

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