UK accuses Iran of carrying out attack on Israeli vessel
19:16, 01 August 2021
The United Kingdom officially accused Iran of killing two crew members, a Briton and a Romanian by targeting the Israeli oil tanker Mercer Street with a drone airstrike off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea.
Dominic Raab the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom, tweeted that Iran was behind the deadly attack.
UK believes the attack on MV MERCER STREET was carried out by Iran and was deliberate, targeted and unlawful. The UK calls on Iran to immediately cease actions that risk regional & international peace & security. Full statementhttps://t.co/2hZAfoTqBZ