* U.S. officials are pointing the finger at elite Iranian military forces for the sabotage attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf.
* A week after claiming Iranian “preparations for possible attack” on U.S. forces in the region, the U.S. has ordered most State Department personnel out of neighboring Iraq.
* U.S. and Iranian officials insist nobody wants a war, and President Trump has denied plans to send 120,000 troops to the region.
* The U.S. military has refuted a senior British commander’s assessment that there has been “no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria.”
U.S. officials have said they believe Iranian combat divers were behind the attacks on four oil tankers near the Persian Gulf over the weekend, and they tell CBS News senior national security correspondent David Martin there’s still no sign Iran is backing off purported plans to attack Americans in the region.
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