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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks from the State Department briefing room on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pompeo said, "It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

On Thursday, explosions that the United States attributes to Iran disabled two oil tankers traveling in the Gulf of Oman. Accusations between the two countries have heightened tension in the region, sounding alarms of a possible military conflict.