Iran Strongly Denies Israeli Claims of Involvement in Thursday Vessel Attack

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Monday strongly refuted claims that Thursday’s assault on an Israeli cargo vessel in the Gulf of Oman was “clearly” the work of Tehran.

Earlier in the day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned that Iran stands behind the explosion on the Israeli ship, calling Tehran “Israel’s biggest enemy.” Netanyahu added that it was “indeed” Iran’s operation.

Tehran carefully displays Israel’s actions, the Iranian diplomat added, noting that his nation’s response is “accurate” when the matter considerations Iran’s nationwide safety.

Israel’s nationwide media beforehand reported {that a} blast occurred on Thursday on an Israeli cargo ship, which, on the time, was in the Gulf of Oman. The vessel — Helios Ray — was heading to Singapore from Saudi Arabia when the explosion befell, and the ship was then despatched to a port in the UAE’s Dubai to estimate the harm. There have been no stories on casualties, and the precise trigger of the incident continues to be being investigated.


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