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Merkel Sees ‘Strong Evidence’ Iran Attacked Gulf Oil Tankers

Smoke and flames rise from the Front Altair tanker on June 13.
Smoke and flames rise from the Front Altair tanker on June 13.Photographer: AFP via Getty Images

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there is “strong evidence” supporting a U.S. accusation that Iran was behind last week’s attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.