US says response to deadly tanker attack ‘forthcoming’

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The US said on Tuesday that an “appropriate response will be forthcoming” to an attack on Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker MV Mercer Street off the coast of Oman that killed a Briton and a Romanian last week.

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“We are consulting with governments, inside the region and beyond, on an appropriate response, and an appropriate response will be forthcoming,” US State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.

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