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× US Navy expert: Tanker attack mine resembles Iranian mines

U.S. NAVY 5TH FLEET BASE NEAR FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates --- The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore "a striking resemblance" to similar mines displayed by Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said Wednesday, stopping short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault.

Iran has denied being involved in the attack last Thursday that hit…