Pentagon releases new pictures of the Oman Gulf tanker attack, says they ‘prove’ Iran’s guilt

The US Navy has launched new images of the aftermath of the assault on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The photographs are mentioned to point out an Iranian speedboat, approaching one of the vessels to take away an unexploded limpet mine.

The new photographs present the identical episode earlier featured in a really low-quality black and white video launched by the US navy. The new pictures – clearer and coloured – look like screengrabs from aerial footage of the incident.

The pictures present a speedboat, mentioned to be Iranian, approaching the Japanese-owned tanker ‘Kokuka Courageous’ from the starboard aspect and eradicating a tool that Pentagon insists is a limpet mine. According to Washington, this imagery by some means proves that Tehran was behind the assault.

“Iran is responsible for the attack based on video evidence and the resources and proficiency needed to quickly remove the unexploded limpet mine,” the US navy mentioned in a press release.

Other pictures present a gap, mentioned to be blown in the tanker’s hull by one other mine, and even handprints of an individual who eliminated the unexploded system.

The ‘Kokuka Courageous’ and the Norwegian-owned ‘Front Altair’ had been broken when crusing via the Gulf of Oman on June 13, when they had been rocked by explosions and fires. The US rushed responsible Iran for the incident, with President Donald Trump saying that the proof obtained by the US has “Iran written all over it.” Teheran dismissed the claims, suggesting the incident may need been a “false-flag” operation, the sort of operations the US has an unlimited expertise in.