Incident with multiple tankers in Gulf of Oman raises concerns in oil market

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Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi attends a news conference in Tehran, Iran June 21, 2021.Majid Asgaripour | WANA News Agency | ReutersU.S. officials say they are still trying to determine exactly what's happening, but numerous reports say there's potentially one hijacked ship in the Gulf of Oman and the status of several others is unclear.The situation occurred as tensions between the West and Iran have been rising, and as the U.S. and other world powers have been trying to reach a new deal with Iran over its nuclear program.At a briefing, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said: "We are aware of the reports of a maritime incident in the Gulf of Oman. We are concerned. We are looking into it."Price said this was part of a disturbing pattern of belligerent behavior from Iran "including belligerents in the maritime domain."Price was referring to what military experts call a drone attack against a ship last week that killed a British crew member and a Romanian crew mem
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