Top U.S. House Republicans call for 'measured response' to Iran

 Top U.S. House Republicans call for measured response to Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several top U.S. House Republicans, including leader Kevin McCarthy, said on Thursday the United States must undertake a "measured response" to Iran after Washington accused Tehran of shooting down a drone and attacking oil tankers.

"Iran directly attacked a United States asset over international waters. This provocation comes a week after they attacked and destroyed two commercial tankers in international waters," McCarthy and Representatives Michael McCaul, Mac Thornberry and Devin Nunes said in a statement.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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Updated Date: Jun 21, 2019 07:06:07 IST