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Tensions between the US and Iran have in recent weeks following several incidents involving tankers and drones.
Here's a look at some of the key events:
Wednesday - June - Armed - Boats - Oil
Wednesday, June 10: Armed Iranian boats unsuccessfully tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, according to two US officials with direct knowledge of the incident. The British Heritage tanker was sailing out of the Persian Gulf and was crossing into the Strait of Hormuz area when it was approached by boats from the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Iranians ordered the tanker to change course and stop in nearby Iranian territorial waters, according to the officials.
Thursday, June 13: The United States blamed Iran for the attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The Pentagon released a detailed set of photos that it said showed Iranian boats removing a mine from one of two vessels that were attacked.
Monday - June - Trump - Administration - Troops
Monday, June 17: The Trump administration said it will deploy 1,000 additional troops and more military resources to the Middle East. The forces are being...
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