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White House ‘confident’ Iran behind attack on Israeli-owned oil tanker near Oman

Liberian-flagged oil tanker Pacific Zircon, operated by Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping in Jebel Ali port, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on August 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Nabeel Hashmi)
Liberian-flagged oil tanker Pacific Zircon, operated by Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping in Jebel Ali port, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on August 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Nabeel Hashmi)

The White House says it is “confident” that Iran is behind a drone attack earlier today on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman owned by an Israeli billionaire.

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says the White House is “confident that Iran likely conducted this attack using a UAV.”

The Bahrain-based United States Fifth Fleet says it is “aware of the incident.”

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