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Israel Flags Evidence Iran Hit Ship as Mideast Tensions Rise

  • New shipping incident in Gulf of Oman amid rising tensions
  • U.K. preparing letter to UN blaming last week’s attack on Iran
Naftali Bennett
Naftali BennettPhotographer: Abir Sultan/AFP/Getty Images
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Israel said it had given allies “hard evidence” that Iran was behind last week’s deadly attack on a tanker in the Gulf of Oman, as the U.K. Navy on Tuesday reported another shipping “incident” in the same area of water without giving further details.

Tensions have escalated in the narrow shipping lanes of the Persian Gulf since Thursday’s drone attack on an Israeli-managed tanker. The U.S. has vowed an “appropriate response” along with its allies after two crew members -- a Briton and a Romanian -- were killed. Tehran has denied involvement.