U.S. says this video shows Iran's military recovering a tanker mine
(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) The U.S. military on Thursday (June 13) released a video it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded mine from the side of one of the two oil tankers attacked earlier in the day.
"At 4:10 p.m.
Local time an IRGC Gashti Class patrol boat approached the M/T Kokuka Courageous and was observed and recorded removing the unexploded limpet mine from the M/T Kokuka Courageous (video attached)," Navy Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman for the U.S. military's Central Command, said in a statement.
Reuters had previously reported the existence of the video.
Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Tuesday the U.S. had hammered out a plan under which an international military coalition would safeguard strategic waters..