June 13, 2019

Iran responsible for attack on two tankers in Gulf of Oman: Pompeo

Manakin/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said Iran is responsible for the attack on two commercial tanker ships sailing in international waters in the Gulf of Oman earlier in the day. "It is the assessment of the United States government that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks that occurred in the Gulf of Oman today. This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent s..
June 13, 2019

French anesthetist suspected of poisoning 24 patients, killing 9: Authorities

gpointstudio/iStock(PARIS) -- An anesthetist in France is accused by police of poisoning 24 patients, killing nine, allegedly in an effort to ruin the reputation of his colleagues because of personal conflicts he had with them, according to authorities. On Wednesday, the French court of appeals confirmed that Dr. Frederic Pechier, 47, is to remain free under legal supervision while the investigation continues. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison. Pechier denies any implication ..
June 13, 2019

Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei rejects Trump’s offer to talk

iStock/BornaMir(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Amid renewed high tensions in the Persian Gulf, Iran's Supreme Leader says he has rejected an offer from President Donald Trump to talk, blasting the U.S. as insincere in its offer and untrustworthy. "I do not consider Trump as a person worth exchanging any message with," Ayatollah Khamenei reportedly said. Khamenei met with Japan's Shinzo Abe on Thursday in Tehran, saying that the prime minister carried a message from the president that "negotiations w..
June 13, 2019

Two tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman, US not ruling out Iran is responsible

Manakin/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Two commercial tanker ships were hit by apparent attacks on Thursday while sailing in international waters in the Gulf of Oman, and while a U.S. official said that it was too soon to make a determination if Iran was responsible, the official said "we’re not ruling anything out at this time.” One ship reportedly was on fire and the other suffered damage, and 21 mariners from one of the ships were taken aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer after having abandoned ship. The 23 ..