US Navy personnel are onboard the Israeli-managed ship that was allegedly attacked by Iranian forces earlier within the day, a Pentagon official informed Al Arabiya Friday.
Members from the US Navy’s fifth Fleet responded to a misery name from a ship in worldwide waters earlier within the day after being attacked, the official mentioned.
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The plane service USS Ronald Reagan different US ships are presently accompanying the ship, which belongs to an Israeli-owned firm and was attacked off the coast of Oman.
The USS Reagan was just lately dispatched to the Center East to assist defend the troops withdrawing from Afghanistan.
Israel’s prime diplomat accused Iran of being behind the assault, which the US mentioned was carried out utilizing a drone assault.
However the Pentagon refused to solid blame because it awaits additional investigations.
Reuters had earlier quoted US and European sources conversant in intelligence reporting as saying that Tehran was the main suspect within the assault on the petroleum merchandise tanker.
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