Oman government and tanker companies are stepping up efforts to protect key shipping routes as the US accused Iran of being responsible for the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Saudi Arabia has increased security around oil facilities and strategic areas on Saturday.

According to officials, the attacks have “exposed vulnerabilities” in the Strait of Hormuz.

“The key thing now is to find a way to deal with those type of attacks in the future and assure everyone that those routes are still safe”, informed Gulf officials further said.

According to the “the United Arab Emirates has joined shipping companies to increase sea-lane security in the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman.”

US President Donald Trump also accused Iran over the attack saying that “Iran did do it”.

However, Iran has dismissed all allegations in the attack on the two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, calling them ‘baseless’.