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US believes Iran proxies may be behind tanker attacks

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US national security agencies now believe proxies sympathetic to or working for Iran may have attacked four tankers off the United Arab Emirates rather than Iranian forces themselves, a US official familiar with the latest US assessments said on Tuesday.


The official said possible perpetrators might include Houthi rebels in Yemen and Iran-backed Shiite militias based in Iraq but said Washington did not have hard evidence on who sabotaged the four vessels, including two Saudi tankers, off Fujairah emirate on Sunday. 

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