Iran Israel Tensions: After the attack on Israel’s oil tanker, Iran’s tensions have increased significantly. Now Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has threatened Iran about this and called the attack a serious mistake of Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (Israeli PM Naftali Bennett)
Isreal Oil Tanker Latest News: Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday blamed Iran for the drone attack on an Israeli-operated oil tanker off the Oman coast, saying it had made a “serious mistake” (Iran Israel Conflict). However, Iran has denied the attack. Two crew members were killed in the attack. Iran has denied involvement in Thursday night’s attack on the oil tanker Mercer Street, but Bennett has indirectly threatened Iran.
This is the first fatality in the region in years after the cessation of attacks on commercial ships. It is being linked to tensions with Iran over the nuclear deal (Israeli PM Naftali Bennett Warns Iran). No one has claimed responsibility for this attack. However, Israel has alleged that Iran has carried out this attack. “Iran has done this cowardly act and is now trying to escape its responsibility,” Bennett told the weekly cabinet meeting. They are denying it. Now I can say with full confidence that Iran itself attacked the ship.
Iran denies allegations
“Intelligence agencies have found evidence of Iran’s involvement and we hope that the international community will clearly tell the Iranian regime that it has made a grave mistake,” he said. In any event, we know how to respond to Iran. Iran denied the allegations. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibjahed said, “Such allegations and counter-allegations are not new. Those responsible for this attack are those who allowed the Israeli regime to establish its foothold in the region. It is nothing new that the well-known anti-Iran lobby in the US uses any opportunity to level allegations against the Islamic country.
America helped Mercer Street
The US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the guided missile destroyer USS Mitscher escorted Mercer Street to a safe harbor (Iran Israel Latest News). Mercer Street is managed by the Zodiac Maritime Company of London and is part of the Zodiac Group of Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer. The company said that two members of its crew were killed in the attack. One member was from Britain and the other from Romania.
What was done to respond to the attack
Israeli Foreign Minister Jair Lapid has held talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his counterparts in Britain and Romania over the past three days for a coordinated response to the attack (Israel Warns Iran Over Oil Tanker Attack). Blinken and Lapid agreed to “work with other colleagues to fact-check, collaborate and consider next steps.”
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