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Saturday, June 15, 2019

WaPo Reporter Backtracks After Tweeting Trump ‘Failed’ to Heed Tanker Warning

A Washington Post reporter had to explain Thursday she wasn't blaming the Trump administration for not heeding past Iranian warnings ahead of a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

The attacks followed a similar incident last month, when four tankers were attacked, also near the Strait of Hormuz. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia blamed Iran for the attacks in May; Iran has denied responsibility.

Washington Post Beirut bureau chief Liz Sly tweeted Thursday, "Big escalation in the Persian Gulf. Two oil tankers struck and on fire in the Strait of Hormuz, focus of US-Iran tensions. Comes after Trump failed to heed the last tanker warning & imposed more sanctions."


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