Iran said missiles struck one of its tankers in the Red Sea, the latest in a series of attacks on oil infrastructure in the region that have roiled energy markets.
The incident, which caused an oil spill and a 2.3-percent jump in crude prices, comes weeks after a devastating attack on major Saudi oil facilities that the kingdom blamed on Iran. Tensions have been rising steadily in the region since US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from an international nuclear deal with Tehran and imposed harsh sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
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