One thousand U.S. troops are being sent to the Middle East in response to last week’s attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
The US accused Tehran of being responsible for an explosion that set two oil tankers on fire off the coast of Iran.
The Pentagon released video last week that officials said show Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz.
The Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous with 23 crew members aboard and Norway’s Front Altair with 23 people were abandoned after the blasts.
SOURCES- BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and Fox Business Video
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture