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Kyrgyzstan: Peskov warns against ‘unfounded accusations’ over Gulf of Oman oil tanker attacks

Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek
June 17, 2019 at 12:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitri Peskov warned against making allegations without evidence regarding the recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying such incidents threaten the stability of the global economy, speaking in Bishkek on June 14 in an interview which aired on Sunday.

Two ships owned by companies in Norway and Japan were reportedly attacked last week south of the Strait of Hormuz, through which almost a fifth of the world's oil exports pass through.

The incident comes amid spiralling tensions between Iran and the USA, with Washington pointing the finger at Tehran over the attacks.

The US Central Command released a video on June 13 that they claim shows Iranian forces on a patrol boat removing a mine from the Kokuka Courageous tanker.

Tehran has denied any involvement in the attacks.

Peskov also commented on the possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump at the upcoming G20 summit in Japan's Osaka, noting there have been "no initiatives coming from Washington" regarding the meeting.

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Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitri Peskov warned against making allegations without evidence regarding the recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying such incidents threaten the stability of the global economy, speaking in Bishkek on June 14 in an interview which aired on Sunday.

Two ships owned by companies in Norway and Japan were reportedly attacked last week south of the Strait of Hormuz, through which almost a fifth of the world's oil exports pass through.

The incident comes amid spiralling tensions between Iran and the USA, with Washington pointing the finger at Tehran over the attacks.

The US Central Command released a video on June 13 that they claim shows Iranian forces on a patrol boat removing a mine from the Kokuka Courageous tanker.

Tehran has denied any involvement in the attacks.

Peskov also commented on the possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump at the upcoming G20 summit in Japan's Osaka, noting there have been "no initiatives coming from Washington" regarding the meeting.

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