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Allegations against Iran on tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman make little sense: Security experts

WASHINGTON - For Iran or its proxies to attack two tankers - one of them Japanese-owned - leaving them disabled and ablaze in the Gulf of Oman, while Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in Iran, makes little sense, analysts say.

"The timing is odd," Professor Paul Sullivan, a Middle East and energy expert at Georgetown University told The Straits Times.

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