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UK accuses Iran of carrying out attack on Israeli vessel

19:16, 01 August 2021
UK accuses Iran of carrying out attack on Israeli vessel Photo: REUTERS

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. 

Earlier The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it has no involvement whatsoever in the attack on the Israeli oil tanker.

However, a short while later Israel announced that it has irrefutable evidence which proves Iran’s involvement in the attack.