June 14, 2019 / 12:27 AM / 3 months ago

U.S. official says Iran removes unexploded mine from side of tanker

An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman, June 13, 2019. ISNA/Handout via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has video showing Iran’s military removing what Washington believes was an unexploded limpet mine from the side of a Japanese tanker attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, a U.S. official told Reuters.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, had reviewed the video personally and said it clearly showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) approaching the vessel and removing the mine.

It was unclear if the video would be released publicly.

Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Eric Beech

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