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Attack on oil tankers off Oman: USA also blame Iran for deadly attack

2021-08-02T10:50:47.734Z

Two people were killed in an attack on a tanker. After Israel and Great Britain, the US also blames Iran for this. The country denies that.  



Two people were killed in an attack on a tanker.

After Israel and Great Britain, the US also blames Iran for this.

The country denies that.  

Washington - Two crew members were killed in an attack on the oil tanker "M / T Mercer Street" off the coast of Oman on July 29.

After Israel * and Great Britain *, the USA * also blamed Iran * for the attack.

The US government is now discussing with its allies in order to find an “appropriate answer” to the attack, warned US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, according to

dpa,

on Sunday.

After examining the evidence, the US government assumes that Iran carried out the attack with the help of exploding drones.

A British man and a Romanian were killed.

+

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken blames Iran for the attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman (archive photo)

© Jonathan Ernst / dpa

Attack on tankers off the coast of Oman: Iran denies allegations

"There is no justification for this attack," emphasized Blinken.

Iran's actions threaten the freedom of navigation, international trade and the crew of ships, said the minister.

Foreign Minister Dominic Raab had previously announced in London that Great Britain was working with its partners on a reaction to the “unacceptable” attack.

Iran has denied allegations from Israel that it was responsible for the attack.


The ship is managed by the British company Zodiac Maritime.

The chairman of the Zodiac group is the Israeli businessman Ejal Ofer, who, according to media reports, also owns shares in the group.


Ships from the Persian Gulf cross the Strait of Hormuz into the Gulf of Oman, which is also bordered by Iran.

From there you can get to the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal.

The route is considered to be one of the most important sea connections for international trade.

(mhof / dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

List of rubric lists: © Jonathan Ernst

Source: merkur

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