US Central Command said that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) approached one of the tankers hit with explosion earlier Kokuka Courageous and removed an unexploded limpet mine, attaching a video that what it says shows it, Reuters reported.

The low-quality footage, released by the US Central Command late on Thursday, showed a group of people in a boat next to some vessel. However, no flags or vessel names can be clearly seen in the video.

In a statement, released together with the footage, the military says the US forces had received two distress calls from Altair and Kokuka Courageous at 6:12 a.m. (01:42 GMT) and 07:00 a.m. on Thursday. USS Bainbridge destroyer began moving toward the tankers, while US airplanes observed vessels allegedly belonging to the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the vicinity of Altair, according to the statement.

“At 4:10 p.m. local time an IRGC Gashti Class patrol boat approached the M/T Kokuka Courageous and was observed and recorded removing the unexploded limpet mine from the M/T Kokuka Courageous,” the statement read.

Limpet mines are naval explosives attached to vessels by magnets.

​Earlier in the day, Iranian IRNA news agency reported that the country’s rescue services saved 44 sailors from tankers after a reported attack and took them to the Iranian port of Jask.

Kokuka Courageous tanker and another oil tanker, Front Altair, were hit by explosions in the Gulf of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States believes that Iran was behind the attacks,  claiming that the assessment was based on intelligence, weapons used, and level of expertise needed to execute the operation.

Later, US Central Command said that US Navy destroyer USS Mason is en route to Gulf of Oman to provide assistance, noting that Washington has no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East.

Iran’s mission to the United Nations has rejected the US claim that Tehran was responsible for attacks, saying it was unfounded.

 

Source: Sputnik

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yet again false flag and US thugs Zionist relay on lies . they think that world leaders and country are fool and salve of theirs who will listen to them or their intelligence. its show Zionist are cowards and cannot fight alone . they need their slave to their dirty works

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Yet another rafida taqiyya as usual. BTW, IRGC leaders announced they would wreck havoc in all the Gulf’s trade would Iran be cut from exporting oil and even China or India have stopped purchases, moreover, the Saudis offer them cheaper oil than Iran… It just shows that, as usual, IRGC, just like Hezbollah, Hamas or Houthis are cowards attacking civilians while having not enough bälls to come out and play against REAL militaries since they know what will happen to them would they dare… General Salami + Ayatollah Khamenei = Big Mouths + Little Dïcks… The ayatoilets shout “death to… Read more »

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Sahih Bukhari (84:64-65) – Speaking from a position of power at the time, Ali confirms that lying is permitted in order to deceive an “enemy.” The Quran defines the ‘enemy’ as “disbelievers” (4:101).
Since lying is the norm to deceive the kafir, we’re entitled that anything coming from the ISLAMIC “republic” of Iran is made of lies, and actually, anything in Coran too, since Allah is said being the greatest of all deceivers herein.
So, the disbelievers are right and your supreme leader and his cronies are liars…

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To remove a mine does not mean that you are the owner of the mine

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Precisely. And the American Navy is all over the Straits and the Israelis have German made submarines either which could have released mines for a false flag operation. The Americans are probably sore they couldn’t recover the mine before the Iranians did.

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– Irnian Navy is even more present in the Gulf than the US one.
– You don’t go through the Suez channel without being noticed, subs can’t dive here, and Israeli submarines are based in Haifa
– When a fireman is also a pyromaniac, he’s always the first responder when the arson starts.

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+++ “The low-quality footage”
>>> Image likely obtained by SAR : Synthetic Aperture Radar!!! Likely from a satellite or from a VERY VERY far Mar-Pat aircraft. Yup, radars can provide interesting imagery, especially since it works through clouds, fog, smoke, at night, and at really huge distances…

+++ “However, no flags or vessel names can be clearly seen in the video.”
Look well at the details on the ship :
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Then on the video
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IRGC Gashti-class patrol boat :
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If you can’t recognise the MV Kokuka Courageous and a Gashti-class patrol boat, call an ophthalmologist!!!

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We know that:
1. It was false flag.
2. Iran didn’t do it.
3. Pompeo’s statement only made it clear that it was False flag.

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Answer :
1. While just yesterday Iranian-proxies in Yemen just shot a missile against the terminal of a CIVILIAN AIRPORT…
2. So why sending a speedboat to remove an UNEXPLODED limpet-mine = “cleansing” hard-evidences from the scene of the crime
3. For you, any US statement makes clear that USA is the Great Satan…
But tell us about your rafida taqiyya?

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LOL.Nice try neocons

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ANNUNAKI, JEWS MUST BE HUNTED DOWN LIKE ALIEN MOVIE EVEN GOD WERE KIND AND MERCIFUL (HITLER LEGACY)
https://warcraftking.tumblr.com/post/185418440644/good-cannot-defeat-evil-without-cruelty-cos

DYING ARE NOT FEARING, WHERE JEWS GOING IS

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BS.Some of the greatest opposition to this c**p comes from Jewish journalists/activists.