Gulf of Oman: What we know so far about Iran being blamed for oil tanker attacks

Samuel Osborne

Tensions in the Middle East are on the rise once again after Donald Trump‘s administration blamed Iran for attacks on several oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a vital oil shipping lane.

At least six tankers have been damaged in suspicious attacks over the last month, causing oil prices to soar and increasing fears of a major conflict.

In May, the US sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the region, along with four nuclear-capable B-52 bombers, in response to what it said were threats from Iran.