We drowned them all & # 39 ;: the billboard displayed in Tehran broadcast a video of ships that were destroyed

A billboard in Tehran broadcast a video in which American and Israeli ships were destroyed just days before an attack on Gulf tankers took place.

It showed destroyed American and Israeli ships in a sea of ​​what looked like Palestinian scarves (keffiyehs) with the caption & # 39; We Drowned Them All & # 39 ;, in Farsi, Hebrew and English.

The sign was displayed outside on Vali & As 39 Square in Tehran's commercial center on Wednesday, May 29, in honor of Quds Day, an event held to celebrate the last day of Ramadan.

The day was initiated by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to show support for the Palestinians and to oppose Zionism and Israel.

Experts have now warned about hair-raising similarities with the & # 39; Tanker War & # 39; of the 1980s, in which the US Navy and Iran were entangled in a similar shadowy conflict.

The billboard (pictured above) was displayed in the Teheran shopping area on Wednesday 29 May

The billboard (pictured above) was displayed in the Teheran shopping area on Wednesday 29 May

Oil tankers were attacked on Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf. The suspected attacks took place about 25 miles off the southern coast of Iran.

Two tankers were attacked, one was set on fire and both were left adrift. The fifth US Navy fleet said it had assisted the tankers making emergency calls – the crew of both tankers had been evacuated.

Iran denied any role in Thursday's apparent attacks, which once again shook the Persian Gulf amid increased tensions between Tehran and Washington over the unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.

Four other oil tankers near the nearby Emirati port city of Fujairah have suffered similar attacks in recent weeks and Iranian Allied rebels from Yemen have beaten the US ally Saudi Arabia with drones and rockets.

Taxi & # 39; s and residents walk past the sign with a sea of ​​Palestinian lashings under ships

Taxi & # 39; s and residents walk past the sign with a sea of ​​Palestinian lashings under ships

Taxi & # 39; s and residents walk past the sign with a sea of ​​Palestinian lashings under ships

Earlier this week, an Iranian naval vessel tries to fight a fire on the crude oil tanker Front Altair in the Gulf of Oman, after allegedly being attacked with a torpedo

Earlier this week, an Iranian naval vessel tries to fight a fire on the crude oil tanker Front Altair in the Gulf of Oman, after allegedly being attacked with a torpedo

Earlier this week, an Iranian naval vessel tries to fight a fire on the crude oil tanker Front Altair in the Gulf of Oman, after allegedly being attacked with a torpedo

The Front Altair, loaded with naphtha from the United Arab Emirates, called for help because the cargo of flammable chemicals caught fire. The Kokuka Courageous, with methanol from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, called for help shortly thereafter.

The US Navy sent the USS Bainbridge, who picked up 21 sailors from the Kokuka Courageous, and they stayed overnight at the destroyer and returned to their ship on Friday to assist in towing.

Thursday's attack resembled an attack in May aimed at four oil tankers from nearby Emirati port of Fujairah. US officials also accused Iran of using mine mines, which are magnetic and attach to the hull. The mines are designed to take out a ship – but not to sink it.

Today, US President Donald Trump confirmed the assessment of senior advisers and has now publicly accused Iran of being behind the attacks.

Inferno: A fire raged aboard the MT Front Altair oil tanker after being hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman in what has been described as a torpedo attack

Inferno: A fire raged aboard the MT Front Altair oil tanker after being hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman in what has been described as a torpedo attack

Inferno: A fire raged aboard the MT Front Altair oil tanker after being hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman in what has been described as a torpedo attack

He said it was a & # 39; nation of terror & # 39; was unmasked by the US & # 39 ;. & # 39 ;.

The president had talked to Fox News after the US Army released a video showing that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard had removed an unexploded limpet mine at one of the oil tankers, suggesting that Tehran wanted to hide evidence of his alleged involvement.

Just last year, Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal that reached Iran with world powers. He has also recently imposed a series of sanctions aimed at depressing the Iranian economy and reducing oil exports.

Although Iran claims it has nothing to do with the recent attacks, its leaders have repeatedly threatened to close the vital Strait of Hormuz, causing 20% ​​of the world's oil to travel.

President Donald Trump, pictured in the White House, has attacked Iran with attacking tankers in the Gulf of Oman

President Donald Trump, pictured in the White House, has attacked Iran with attacking tankers in the Gulf of Oman

President Donald Trump, pictured in the White House, has attacked Iran with attacking tankers in the Gulf of Oman

In response to the President's claims, Iran accused Washington of running an & # 39; Iranaphobic campaign & # 39 ;.

In a statement from his UN mission, Iran accused the US of escalating tensions.

& # 39; The US economic war and terrorism against the Iranian people as well as its massive military presence in the region are and remain the main sources of insecurity and instability in the wider Persian Gulf region and the main threat to its peace and security, & # 39; said the statement.

The Front Altair, loaded with naphtha from the United Arab Emirates, called for help because the cargo of flammable chemicals caught fire. The Kokuka Courageous, with methanol from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, called for help shortly thereafter.

The US Navy sent the USS Bainbridge, who picked up 21 sailors from the Kokuka Courageous, and they stayed overnight at the destroyer and returned to their ship on Friday to assist in towing.

Thursday's attack resembled an attack in May aimed at four oil tankers from nearby Emirati port of Fujairah. US officials also accused Iran of using mine mines, which are magnetic and attach to the hull. The mines are designed to take out a ship – but not to sink it.

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