UNITED nations (AFP) - america known as Thursday for the UN protection Council to confront a "clean risk" posed with the aid of Tehran, after Washington stated Iran was behind an assault on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

The council met at the back of closed doorways to hear US performing Ambassador Jonathan Cohen present a briefing on Washington s assessment that Iran was liable for the suspected attack on tankers in the strategic sea lane.

The assaults, which came a month after a comparable incident concentrated on four tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, "display the clean danger that Iran poses to global peace and security," Cohen said.

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"I ve requested the safety Council to remain seized of the problem and that i count on that we are able to have in addition conversations approximately it and how to respond within the days beforehand," he brought.

Iran s undertaking to the United nations answered in a statement that it changed into US sanctions and its army buildup inside the Gulf that was "the most massive danger to peace and protection" within the location.

"the us and its regional allies have to prevent warmongering," a statement from the Iranian challenge stated.

Washington s assessment that Iran become the culprit changed into now not shared with the aid of different council contributors, who mentioned that there was no clear evidence linking Tehran to the assaults, diplomats stated.

Kuwait s Ambassador Mansour al-Otaibi stated many council individuals referred to as for an investigation to decide the facts.

"We would like to recognize who turned into at the back of this incident," he instructed reporters after the meeting.

The modern incident got here amid spiraling tensions among Tehran and Washington, which has pointed the finger at Iran over in advance tanker attacks in can also.

UN Secretary-general Antonio Guterres said the data have to be established but warned towards stoking battle.

"If there is something the world can not come up with the money for, it's miles a primary disagreement inside the Gulf region," he informed an in advance council meeting on UN cooperation with the Arab League.

The Norwegian Maritime Authority said 3 explosions had been stated Thursday on board the Norwegian-owned tanker front Altair after it changed into "attacked," together with the japanese-owned deliver Kokuka courageous.

On may additionally 12, four oil tankers -- Saudi, one Norwegian and one Emirati -- have been broken in still unexplained attacks in the Gulf of Oman off the United Arab Emirates.

The UAE closing week said initial findings of its investigation pointed to the chance that a "nation actor" become in the back of the bombings, but did no longer especially blame Iran.

The initial findings were provided to the council which can also keep in mind a response.

these showed that it become "rather in all likelihood" that four Limpet mines, which can be magnetically attached to a deliver s hull, were used in the assaults, placed via educated divers deployed from rapid boats.