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US blames Iran for ship attack, plans ‘appropriate response’

The U.S. now formally blames Iran for the attack on an Israeli-linked oil tanker off the coast of Oman, which resulted in two casualties, with a warning of an "appropriate response."

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The U.S. formally blamed Iran for a deadly attack on an Israel-linked oil tanker off Oman, warning of an “appropriate response.”

“There is no justification for this attack, which follows a pattern of attacks and other belligerent behavior,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement Sunday. “We are working with our partners to consider our next steps and consulting with governments inside the region and beyond on an appropriate response, which will be forthcoming.”

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