Transcript for President Trump claims Iran responsible for oil tanker attack
Thank you for being with us on a very busy Friday night. President trump pointing the finger at Tehran for attacking two oil tankers, insisting the attack has Iran written all over it. U.S. Central command releasing this new video, claiming it shows an Iranian boat recovering a mine. And Iran is pushing back tonight, accusing the U.S. Of sabotaging its diplomacy. Here's Martha Raddatz. Reporter: It was just nine hours after the ships were attacked that a U.S. P-8 surveillance plane recorded these videos of what the military says is an Iranian revolutionary guard patrol boat, pulling alongside one of the crippled tankers. You see men reaching up to the ship's hull to remove what the U.S. Says was an unexploded mine. Just before that video was recorded, there was this image, where you see on the right side of the ship what is believed to be that mine. And on the left, the damage caused by the magnetic mine that did detonate. Evidence that president trump told Fox News in a phone interview today that proves Iran was behind the attack. Well, Iran did do it. I guess one of the mines didn't explode, and it's probably got, essentially, Iran written all over it. And that was their boat, and they didn't want the evidence left behind. Reporter: But the U.S. Has not yet publicly released any evidence showing Iran placed the mines on the tankers, one of which was burning for hours. The German foreign minister today saying the video is not sufficient proof Iran is to blame. We obviously need to make contingency plans should the situation deteriorate, but we also need to broaden our support for this international situation. Reporter: As for the crew who were aboard the tankers, one crew remains in Iran, reluctantly. The other is back on the tanker which sustained less damage. Let's get to Martha, with us live tonight. And the white house pointing to this video. The Iranians denying any involvement. Reporter: Whoever hit those boats did it to cause disruption, not destruction. No oil spills, no one was hurt. But it could drive up oil prices, which would benefit all of it, a very dangerous game. Martha, thank you. Meantime, the war of words escalating between president
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