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Attacks and incidents heightening Gulf tensions since May
Four ships, including two Saudi oil tankers, are attacked on May 12 in the Gulf just outside the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route. U.S. officials pin the blame on Iran, a charge Tehran denies.

Pictured: The damaged Andrea Victory ship is seen off the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2019. REUTERS/Satish Kumar