America on Sunday blamed Iran for a lethal assault on an Israeli tanker off Oman and vowed an “acceptable response” was forthcoming.
The MT Mercer Avenue tanker was struck Thursday within the northern Indian Ocean, killing two crew members, in what the US mentioned was a drone-style assault.
“Upon evaluation of the obtainable data, we’re assured that Iran carried out this assault,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned in a press release, including that the assault was carried out utilizing a drone.
“We’re working with our companions to think about our subsequent steps and consulting with governments contained in the area and past on an acceptable response, which might be forthcoming,” Blinken added.
Britain additionally mentioned Sunday it believes Iran intentionally carried out the assault in “a transparent violation of worldwide legislation.”
Earlier Sunday, Iran denied involvement within the assault, with international ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh saying Israel “should cease such baseless accusations.”
“Iran is not going to hesitate for a second to defend its… pursuits and nationwide safety,” he informed a information convention.
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