Sunday, November 28, 2021

US sees ‘collective reaction’ to alleged tanker attack on Iran

WASHINGTON – The United States is confident that Iran attacked an Israeli-managed tanker last week, killing two, the top US diplomat said on Monday, predicting a “collective response” but added that They don’t think the incident indicated anything about the incoming President of Iran, Ibrahim. Raisi.

“We have seen a series of actions taken by Iran over several months, including against shipping. So I’m not sure if this particular action is anything new or anything in a way for the new government,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters. Raisi took office on Thursday.

“But what it says is that Iran continues to act with tremendous irresponsibility, in this instance, a threat to shipping, to commerce, to innocent seafarers who are engaged only in commercial transit in international waters,” He called the attack, in which one Briton and one Romanian were killed.

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“We are in very close contact and coordination with the United Kingdom, Israel, Romania and other countries, and there will be a collective response,” Blinken said.

Tehran has denied any involvement in Thursday’s attack in which two crew members were killed.

The United States and Britain said on Sunday they would work with their allies to respond to the attack on Mercer Street, a Liberia-flagged, Japanese-owned petroleum products tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Marine. Is.

“We have conducted a thorough review and we believe Iran has carried out this attack,” Blinken said on Monday.


News From – The Epoch Times

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