Tanker attacks: Establish the facts and clarify the responsibilities in Hormuz
The Tanker Wars of the 1980s, when attacks by Iraq and Iran on each other’s ships erupted into attacks on foreign-flagged vessels, resulted in 239 oil tankers attacked and 55 of them sunk. The US will not want to find itself accused of escalating tensions in the area
Washington believes it has a case against Iran for the attack on two tankers in the Gulf, but has not presented any evidence to back up that belief
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