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An oddly-placed mine suggests Iran may have been purposefully pulling its punches in the tanker attacks so far

The perpetrator seems to be going out of their way to threaten shipping and shock oil markets without triggering a full-scale military retaliation.

Owner of tanker attacked in Gulf of Oman blames ‘flying objects,’ seeming to contradict US suggestion that it was a mine

The US military said it saw what it believed to be a mine on the side of the ship, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for the attacks.

Oil is being propped up by Middle East tensions after the US used video to blame Iran for tanker attacks

Oil prices on Friday were pushed and pulled between competing drivers of Iran tensions and a supply glut.

WATCH: Iranian forces allegedly remove naval mine from tanker after US Navy rescues its crew members, US military claims

CENTCOM released videos and pictures of it what alleged to be Iranian forces removing what is believed to be an unexploded limpet mine from a tanker.

The Navy has found a possible smoking gun as the US blames Iran for the latest tanker attack threatening the global oil market

The US accused Iran of attacks on two tankers outside the Strait of Hormuz, through which more than 30% of the world's seaborne crude oil passes.
An undated photo of Frontine's Front Altair oil tanker.

Photos and video show flames, ash, and charring on oil tanker after suspected torpedo attack in Gulf of Oman

Two oil tankers were damaged in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman Thursday, forcing their crews to evacuate and sending the price of oil surging.
Photo of the smoking tanker from the News Agency Of The (IRIB) Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (iribnews)

Oil is surging after a suspected torpedo attack on 2 tankers in the Gulf of Oman

Oil prices jumped at least 3% as traders feared Middle-Eastern tensions could reduce crude supplies.
Smoke billows from the Front Altair oil tanker in photos published by Iran's IRIB news agency.

Photo shows oil tanker on fire off the coast of Iran after apparent attacks

The Front Altair, a tanker owned by the Norwegian company Frontline, is on fire off the Gulf of Oman. The company said the crew was safe.
The dead zone in the Arabian Sea is destroying the valuable fisheries in the region.

An ocean dead zone the size of Florida was just discovered in the Arabian Sea, and it could have ‘dire consequences’ for humanity

Researchers from the University of East Anglia used robots to measure the world's largest ocean 'dead zone' in the Arabian Sea — and the problem, they say, is getting worse. "The ocean is suffocating," Bastien Queste, the lead researcher on the project, said.