Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe discussed recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

MojNews- U.S. President Donald Trump discussed with Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe Friday recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

The telephone call follows the conclusion of Abe's recent visit to Iran in which he sought to diffuse simmering tensions between Washington and Tehran that hit a boiling point Thursday when the ships were attacked.

The leaders discussed the visit as well as the "circumstances surrounding the attacks," the White House said in a statement.

"President Trump thanked Prime Minister Abe for his effort to facilitate communication with Iran," the White House said.