Watch: US military releases video it claims to show Iran removing unexploded mine from tanker

The US military's Central Command has released a video it says shows Iranian forces removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two ships suspected to have been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz.

It released the black-and-white footage this afternoon.

Captain Bill Urban, a Central Command spokesman, said a Revolutionary Guard patrol ship removed the limpet mine from the Kokuka Courageous.

Iran has denied involvement in yesterday's suspected attacks amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US.

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    The tensions continue to rise between the two nations. Source: BBC

    Urban said in a statement the attacks "are a clear threat to international freedom of navigation and freedom of commerce."

    He added: "The United States has no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East. However, we will defend our interests."

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      The US military released the footage after yesterday's alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Source: Associated Press

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