The oil tankers Kokuka Courageous and Front Altair have been torpedoed today in international waters off the coast of Iran (position 25º27'N 57º22'E). The Front Altair sank. Because the crew of this ship were mainly Russian nationals, Russia considers it to be an attack on the Federation, which is the reason for its response. The US says that Iran attacked these tankers to inflate the price of oil. More likely an explanation is that this was a false flag attack by either the United States or Israel, Iran's enemies in the Middle East.