World Lead 1-London and Washington accuse the Iran of being the author of the attack on a petroleum off Oman
Israel accuses Iran of the deadly attack of a tanker off Oman
© 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.
Navigation-Securite / Golf-Oman-Iran (Lead 1, Photo): Lead 1- London and Washington accuse the Iran of being the author of the attack on a petroleum off Oman
(updated with US reaction)
Dubai / London, August 1st (Reuters) - the United States and the United States United Kingdom said Sunday to have the belief that Iran was at the origin of an attack led off Oman against an oil operated by Israeli interests, and which provoked the death of a British and A Romanian on board.
also questioned Israel, Iran had rejected earlier in the day these accusations.
In a statement, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said the United States was convinced that Iran had conducted using drones this "unjustified" attack.
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The British conclusions show that Iran has used one or more drones to lead this "illegal and ruthless attack," said British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab.
"We believe that this attack was deliberate, targeted, and that it constitutes a clear violation of international law by Iran," he said Sunday.
London and Washington reported working with their international partners to achieve a concerted response.
The Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett had already accused Tehran to "try to flee the responsibility" of the attack, ning to be the author.
"The Zionist regime (Israel) created insecurity, terror and violence (...) These accusations concerning the involvement of Iran are condemned by Tehran," said the spokesman of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saeed Khatibzadeh, at its weekly press conference.
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.
The target of this attack, the Mercer Street, Bat Liberian Pavilion, its owners are Japanese but it is exploited by Zodiac Maritime, a society controlled by Israeli interests.
The American Navy, who escorted the tanker with his USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, said Saturday that the first indications "clearly pointed" towards a drone attack.
"I declare it unequivocally: Iran is at the origin of the attack of the ship," said Sunday at a weekly meeting of his Cabinet Naftali Bennett, stating that he was based on the elements provided by intelligence services.
"We have, in any case, our own way of transmitting the message to Iran," said Israeli Prime Minister.
Israel promises a "severe response"
Yair Lapid, the Israeli Foreign Minister, had himself declared earlier that this attack justified a severe response.
Zodiac Maritime is limited to evoke a "suspicion of piracy".
Several European sources and American intelligence services had indicated on Friday that Iran was the main suspect in this case.
In recent months, Iran and Israel accumulate attacks against their respective vessels. (Written by Parisa Hafezi, with Jeffrey Heller's contribution to Jerusalem and Paul Sandle in London; French version Jean-Michel Bélot)
Iran denies role in tanker attack, says seeks Gulf security .
Iran denies role in tanker attack, says seeks Gulf securityForeign ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy economies said on Friday Iran was threatening international peace and security and that all available evidence showed it was behind the attack on the Mercer Street tanker last week.