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World Israel accuses Iran of the deadly attack of a tanker off Oman

03:40  31 july  2021
03:40  31 july  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Deadly drone attack on tanker was in retaliation for Israeli strike, says Iranian state TV

  Deadly drone attack on tanker was in retaliation for Israeli strike, says Iranian state TV Iranian state media has said that the deadly attack on a tanker connected to an Israeli billionaire was in retaliation for an Israeli strike in Syria, in an escalation of maritime tensions in the Middle East. © Johan Victor/AP The Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street off Cape Town, South Africa in 2016. Two crewmembers, a Briton and a Romanian, died on Thursday when the Mercer Street tanker was attacked by an armed drone believed to be operated by Iran off the coast of Oman.

Le pétrolier Mercer Street attaqué jeudi 29 juillet 2021 que l'on voit ici en 2016 prêt du Cap en Afrique du Sud. © Johan Victor / AP The oil tanker Mercer Street attacked Thursday, July 29, 2021 that we see here in 2016 CAP loan in Africa from South.

The attack of an Oman Sea tanker made two deaths within the crew, announced this Friday, July 30 his shipowner Zodiac Maritime, a company based in London, a subsidiary of Zdiac Group, whose owner is Israeli Eyal Ofe. The Hebrew state accuses its juror enemy, Iran, to be at the origin of the incident.

"Iran sows violence and destruction in every corner of the Region", denounced a responsible for the Israeli government in a statement, adding that, "wanting to target Israel", Tehran had "criminated by killing civilians foreigners ".

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"Iran is not just the problem of Israel, it is a global problem, and its behavior endangers the freedom of navigation and trade in the world," he added. Security experts also evoked the hypothesis of an Iranian origin in this attack, which took place in a strategic area where Israeli boats have already been targeted.

earlier Friday, Zodiac Maritime, international company headquartered in London, had announced on Twitter "the death of two members of the crew: a Romanian national and a British national" during an incident on board the m / T Mercer Street.

This one now navigates "under control of its crew to a safe place, with an American naval escort," later added the firm that belongs to the Israeli businessman and billionaire Eyal Oyal.

Oil Attacked: The United Kingdom and the United States accuses Iran to be the author of the attack

 Oil Attacked: The United Kingdom and the United States accuses Iran to be the author of the attack © Johan Victor, Reuters The Mercer Street, managed by the Israeli company Zodiac Maritime which was Attacked off the coast of Oman, here off South Africa, December 31, 2015. The United States and the United Kingdom declared Sunday to have the belief that Iran was originally An attack led off Oman against an oil-operated oil business, which caused the death of a British and a Romanian on board.

In the United States, Ally of Israel and Iran's enemy, Joe Biden's administration remained cautious. "We are watching the situation closely," said a spokesman for the State Department, Jalina Porter. "We cooperate with our foreign partners to establish the facts," she added.

an attack in the sea of ​​Oman

according to the site of the maritime operations ukmto, a fight against piracy that depends on the British navy, the attack was reported Thursday, July 29 at 18h you, while it was In progress, about 152 nautical miles (280 kilometers) from the coast of Oman.

The British national who died in the attack was working for the Ambrey Security Society, which confirmed via his pricker the "tragic" death of his employee in a "security incident".

A spokesperson for the British Ministry of Defense indicated that its headquarters in the region currently led to investigations. "At the time of the incident, the ship was in the north of the Indian Ocean" and navigated without cargo of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania in Fujaïrah, the coastal city of the United Arab Emirates, according to the shipowner, which operates this vessel. Japanese.

The Iran ambassador to the UK summoned as a result of the attack on an oil tanker

 The Iran ambassador to the UK summoned as a result of the attack on an oil tanker The British Ministry of Foreign Affairs convened Monday the diplomat on the deadly attack on Thursday in Oman Sea Against "Mercer-Street", including London estimates Iran responsible. © Provided by the world The "Mercer-Street", in 2016. The boat was the target of an attack on July 29, 2021 in Oman Sea. The Iran Ambassador in the United Kingdom, Mohsen Bahardvand, was summoned by the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced on Monday, August 2 a spokesman for this ministry in a statement.

The Sea of ​​Oman is located between Iran and Oman, at the exit of the Strategic Strait of Ormuz through which a large part of the global oil passes and where operates a coalition led by the United States .

The navigation in the area was the target of frequent acts of piracy a decade ago, but the incidents decreased significantly in recent years after the intensification of the patrols led by the maritime forces of several countries.

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Revolutionary Guard commander Major General Hossein Salami said Israeli officials "must be mindful of the dangerous consequences of their comments and exercise the necessary caution in their calculations."Tensions are high between Iran and Israel over a series of murky maritime incidents, including most recently a deadly blast aboard an Israeli-linked ship and an alleged unsanctioned boarding of another United Arab Emirates-owned tanker in the Gulf of Oman.

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