Iran and flare-up in the Gulf: What are Israel, Britain and US likely to do?

The latest attack on the tanker highlights Iran's growing drone capability.
The latest attack on the tanker highlights Iran's growing drone capability.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON - Tensions are growing between Western governments and Iran after an oil tanker operated by an Israeli-owned company was attacked by self-destructing "suicide" drones off the coast of Oman, killing two of its crew and seriously damaging the vessel.

The United States, Israel and Britain have all accused Iran of being culpable. A British maritime security guard and a Romanian crew member were killed in the attack.

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