The attack on the two vessels, one Japanese and one Norwegian, took place as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was visiting Iran to try to calm tensions between Tehran and Washington.
The boat's Japanese owner also cast doubt on the theory that a mine had been used to attack the ship, telling journalists that members of his crew had witnessed a flying object.
"Whether it's an attempt to remove Venezuela's democratic government or regime change in Iran, the USA is causing global instability in furtherance of its imperial interests.
The Conservative-led government in the UK, however, released an official statement saying that it is "almost certain" that Iran's military carried out the attack.
On Friday, President Donald Trump called the morning television show Fox & Friends and claimed unequivocally that Iran was behind the attack.
I guess one of the mines didn't explode and it's probably got essentially Iran written all over it," Trump said during the early morning interview.
I guess they didn't know that we have things that can detect in the dark that work very well. »