FAST FIVE: US To Send 1,000 More Troops To Counter Iran As Pentagon Releases New Photographs Of Tanker Attack
Image source: Reuters/US Navy The Pentagon during Monday's briefing doubled down on its claim that it couldn't have been a torpedo, which is why it emphasized the mine being placed above the waterline.
Also interesting was the explanation concerning why IRGC personnel – according to the US claim – would engage in a dangerous demining operation with so many people aboard the small craft that went to the side of the Kokuka Courageous, per ABC: The officials described the attempt to remove the unexploded mine in the way shown in the images as “very high risk” and not a way that the US Navy would have ever undertaken.
Iran's Hendijan PGG and “multiple fast inshore attack craft observed within the area.” At 5:15 a.m.
The sailors rescued by the Coastal Ace are transferred to the Bainbridge.Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has suggested that Iran's enemies may have been behind the attacks, essentially framing his country, and renewed calls for a regional dialogue.
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