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Britain blames Iran for attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is seen outside Downing Street, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain blamed Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Friday for attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying no other state or non-state actor could have been responsible.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt condemned the attacks, said they had violated international norms, and called on Iran to stop all forms of destabilising activity.

“These latest attacks build on a pattern of destabilising Iranian behaviour and pose a serious danger to the region,” he said in a statement.

Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Kevin Liffey