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INTERNATIONAL: Iran oil tanker attacked off Saudi coast, foreign ministry says

An Iranian-owned oil tanker has been attacked in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, Iran's foreign ministry told state TV.

The ministry said the tanker Sabiti had been hit twice, causing some damage.

Earlier Iran's national oil company (NIOC) said two explosions on the vessel were caused "likely by missiles".

But it dismissed earlier reports quoting it as saying the missiles were likely to have come from Saudi Arabia.