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After damage to Mideast oil tankers, U.S. blames Iran

Clip: 06/13/2019 | 4m 50s

Two oil tankers near the strategically important Strait of Hormuz were damaged Thursday. After the U.S. Navy rushed to assist evacuating sailors, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran, calling the suspected attacks a "clear threat to international peace and security." They come amid heightened tensions with Iran and an increased U.S. military presence in the Mideast. Nick Schifrin reports.

Aired: 06/13/19

Rating: NR

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