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Iran's Zarif describes oil tanker attacks near Strait of Hormuz as suspicious

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives to meet his Japanese counterpart in Tehran on June 12, 2019. [AFP Photo]

Iranian reacted with suspicion to reported attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. "Reported attacks on Japan-related tankers occurred while [Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe] was meeting with Ayatollah [Ali Khamenei] for extensive and friendly talks," Zarif wrote. " doesn't begin to describe what likely transpired this morning."

The Iranian has described the reported on oil tankers near the as , since it occurred during a meeting between Japan's prime minister and Iran's supreme leader.

made the comment in a tweet on Thursday: "Suspicious doesn't begin to describe what likely transpired this morning."

He didn't elaborate.

Zarif described the talks between Shinzo Abe and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as "extensive and friendly."

However, Khamenei said Iran would never negotiate with the U.S. and said that while his country didn't seek nuclear weapons, "America could not do anything" to stop Iran if it did.

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