The White House said President Donald Trump had been briefed and that the U.S. government would continue to assess the situation.
Tensions between Iran and the U.S., along with its allies including Saudi Arabia, have risen since Washington pulled out of a deal in 2018 between Iran and global powers that aimed to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
Iran has repeatedly warned it would block the Strait of Hormuz, near where the attacks happened, if it cannot sell its oil due to U.S. sanctions.
No one has claimed Thursday’s attacks and no one has specifically blamed them on any party.
Edited by Abiodun Oluleye