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U.S. And UK Accuse Iran Of Carrying Out Drone Attack On Tanker, Plan UNSC Meeting

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U.S. And UK Accuse Iran Of Carrying Out Drone Attack On Tanker, Plan UNSC Meeting

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On August 1st, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab accused Iran of being responsible for the alleged drone strike on an oil tanker in the Arabian sea.

This followed accusations by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet, which Tehran denied.

The merchant tanker, “Mercer Street,” was hit twice. The first attack didn’t cause any damages but the second strike hit the rooms of the crew.

Two people were killed, one Romanian national and one British national.

“Upon review of the available information, we are confident that Iran conducted this attack, which killed two innocent people, using one-way explosive UAVs, a lethal capability it is increasingly employing throughout the region,” Blinken said.

Raab’s statement said the UK believes the attack was “deliberate, targeted, and a clear violation of international law by Iran.”

“Iran must end such attacks, and vessels must be allowed to navigate freely in accordance with international law,” Raab said.

The ship was owned by a Japanese company but was managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime. Israeli officials have alleged this was the reason the tanker became a target.

Israel and Iran have accused each other of carrying out attacks at sea over last 18 months. Israel allegedly attacked numerous Iranian vessels, which were transferring oil and allegedly weapons to Syria.

In recent months, Iran has allegedly begun to retaliate by allegedly attacking ships owned by Israeli businessmen.

A spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry denied Iran had any connection to the attack.

“There is no justification for this attack, which follows a pattern of attacks and other belligerent behavior,” Blinken said. “These actions threaten freedom of navigation through this crucial waterway, international shipping and commerce, and the lives of those on the vessels involved.”

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday that he “unequivocally” believes “Iran was the one that attacked the ship,” per Bloomberg.

Israeli and British diplomats told Axios that the next step will be to attempt to convene a meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

“We are working with our partners to consider our next steps and consulting with governments inside the region and beyond on an appropriate response, which will be forthcoming,” Blinken said.

The alleged attack marked the first major confrontation with Iran for Bennett, who took over as premier in June after a coalition deal unseated Israel’s long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu is suspected of launching a series of attacks targeting Iran, including explosions at the country’s main enrichment site and the killing of a prominent military nuclear scientist.

However, Bennett as well has made hawkish comments in the past about needing to attack “the head of the octopus” in Tehran as opposed to Iran’s regional militias like Hezbollah in Lebanon. The attack on the Mercer Street marks the first during his time as prime minister and analysts suggest he could seek a major attack in retaliation.

“Israel may wish to deliver a resounding blow; that’s the spirit of political sources’ comments in Jerusalem,” wrote Amos Harel, a longtime military analyst for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. “This blow will be aimed at ending things without a tit-for-tat that could escalate. But as usual, events also depend on the other side.”

A recent report by the Iranian al-Alam TV revealed that the attack on Mercer Street was a response by “resistance forces,” a term used to refer to Iran’s allies in the Middle East, to the July 21 Israeli strikes on Syria. Two “resistance fighters” were killed in the strikes.

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Donald Moore

Still no proof shown, never will be because there is none!

Fog of War

Proof ? proooof ? We dont need no stinking proof !

G2 Man

This attack on the Zionist intel gathering and oil smuggling ship has nothing to do with Iran. It was localized action off the Dofhari coast by resistance groups allied to the Yemeni Ansarallah. The location off Masirah island also amply demonstrated the vulnerability of shipping routes and the capacity to tie down large numbers of western naval vessels in a futile cat and mouse game, while the west is also creating tensions with China in the Dash 9 region. It also highlights the power of low cost asymmetrical warfare and the ability to create insecurity by any group at a minimal cost. The Zionist ships are not safe anywhere now.

kotromanic

Does iran not know that they have no right to retaliate against israel killing their soldiers in syria by international law. International law is “what serves the us interest”. Thats why it’s allways funny when the russian’s are talking about it. You can’t defeat an empire playing bye the rules they made to ensure their rule continues.

Jim Allen

Well, yes you can.

Chess Master

Hopefully China and Russia will not betray again.

S Balu

Chase Master
Both CANNOT BE relied upon when you enter a pool full of crocodile you have make sure you behave like a crocodile ie have many options ready to fire

bloxk

We have british/american degenerates supporting zionist pigcrap. Naturally the culprit would be be Iran, Russia, China, North Korea etc.

RUSSIA HOMO AND CORRUPT COUNTRY

Their only shitty drone manages to lucky strike a tanker for no reason. Well done Iran and their dictatorshit country.

blick

Idiotic trash cannot deal with reality. Time for your meds pigslop.

TomSawyer

We are talking about Iran here, a third world country without military power. Without US air strikes, DAESH would have massacred all iranian militias in Iraq ^^

Last edited 1 month ago by TomSawyer
block

Dream on filth. Time for you to put on your diapers and run to the nearest shelter.

bdsmovement.net

Jim Allen

You’re trying to show the world your stupidity, willful ignorance, and stubborn wrongheadedness, aren’t you ? Your anal-cranial inversion prevents you seeing reality. Iran isn’t a 3rd world country, it’s highly industrialized, modern and a world leader in electronics, drone technology, and missile defense systems. Also the Middle East’s regional military power. US can’t defeat Iran in conventional war, any attempt to launch a nuclear attack against Iran will be answered by it’s long time ally, and world power, Russia.
As stated by it’s President Putin during a press conference just after Russia enacted it’s new Constitution. Announcing Russia’s change in military strategy. You’re just another not very useful idiot, that has not a clue what is done with useful idiots when they’re no longer useful.

Peppe il Sicario

You forgot to mention China as Iran’s ally. They stand firmly behind them and have just recently signed economic agreement accords with Iran into the hundreds of billions. Iran knows it can talk the talk and walk the walk because it knows who is behind it as does North Korea.

Americunt LOSERS

Twatz, how come a Jew rat living in Canada on welfare became Tom Sawyer? Funny eh!

US & EU are Zion slaves

They also shot down the yanquis 330m drone as well and hacked a lot of yanquis drones in M.E. LMFAO

US & EU are Zion slaves

LMFAO, let me put it this way, it is like China vs West, they talking like mad dogs against China but they are nothing but gaybois that can’t do anything.

They have no proofs – that is the end of that. UNSC is West crying like bitches nothing more LMFAO.

US & EU are Zion slaves

RT: Tehran vows ‘strong’ response to any ‘adventure’ as UK summons Iranian ambassador over attack on tanker off Oman
https://www.rt.com/news/530925-iran-response-adventure-tanker-oman/
You yanquis and Zion better watch your ugly face LMFAO.

farbat

hahahaha you miserble loser why the obsession of general salami did he say something which you dont like and anyway this whole issue here is moving to irans red lines meaning iran will level both haifa and tel aviv as a result bomb american bases all around the region and pretty much send you losers packing please go ahead and prove me right that the 2022 is the year until the zionists will be wrecked

farbat

poor zionists once again proved that they are weak nobodies on their own this is not a good thing they did it just shows that they cant do much without america and britain and who said that america and britain will be around when the zionists actually need them afterall they are already wasting their breath today and it will cost them maybe london burns maybe some other place who knows the british arent safe in any way or fashion so let the entire island burn to the ground for what i care and maybe a nuclear reactor should blow up a threat they put forward to iran but it can return home to all of them to bite them how would they react to that one

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farbat

more british terrorists should be hit in the near future and the british should be dying bleeding while maybe also learning the lesson that they are far away from home and that they better should have shut their mouths

farbat

you are an easy target so is your entire world which we will collapse you corrupted idiotic creature think that you can threaten us but you are wrong we are the ones who will materialize their threats you meanwhile go on try us you obviously have no idea how offensive moves by iran look like for you to blabber nonsense like that because still iran is quite defenseless and while that is the case you are just losing slowly but push iran towards offense and it will be all done fast as i said before haifa and tel aviv will be entirely eradicated and that would not even be the big damage you losers receive you would have to look into europe and the usa to see that

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat
Jim Allen

I think you’re not all that interested in my comment’s, SF.

chenky

iran if they attack you, PLEASE JUST END THEM!!!!!!! END THE ZIONISTS FOR GOOD!!!!

G2 Man

It is the ultimate irony and an insult to human intelligence that US, UK and their Zionist brat regime are the worst abusers of human rights and warmongers on the planet and only when their monopoly on bullying is being challenged in a very effective way by a variety of forces and global geo-political power shift that they have started crying about Iranian power and sour grapes. The fact remains that the Zionists are on a downward trajectory and their days of killing Arabs with impunity are long fading.

The dismal Zionist military performance, or lack of it against totally isolated and quarantined Hamas in Gaza exposed the inherent weakness in IDF and the propaganda facade created by western media. Most importantly the string of US military defeats from Afghanistan to Yemen have not not unnoticed in the region. At a time that over 2 million unemployed destitute Americans are facing rental evictions and the US deadbeat economy is in tatters, barking hollow threats and fake accusations is very unbecoming. US and UK are plagued by domestic problems and need to address them, while the Zionist occupation of Palestine is unsustainable in the final analysis. Zionist attacks on Syria will no longer go unchallenged.

Peppe il Sicario

What do those Jewdeans who run America’s economic policy care about if 2 million or more American citizens lose their home? In the end, the determinig objective for accepting a similar plan is: Is it good for the Jewdeans? Blackstone Group, Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase etc. all agree.

Peppe il Sicario

Blinken and Raab, 2 Kikestanis determining foreign policy by their Zionist-owned respective governments. This is why the 2 most sinister nations on Earth, The United Snakes of America and Hate Britain, are destined to become destitute cess pits. Into the dustbin of history you go both. The DIVINE CURSE on the Judeans and their descendents will remain: whoever allows them into their country to corrupt it shall pay a heavy price along with the miscreants.

Last edited 1 month ago by Peppe il Sicario
Séamus Ó Néill

“Iran must end such attacks, and vessels must be allowed to navigate freely in accordance with international law,” Raab said. Has this buffoon, one of England finest morons, so quickly forgotton about England’s own piracy on the high seas in July 2019, when they, on the orders of their American masters, pirated an Iranian oil tanker off Gibralter.

S Balu

Basically Britain and USA are LIARS AND WHAT CREDIBILITY do you give when war criminal Tony Blair can lie if The British Parliament about SADDAM’S WMD and Mike Pompeo bragging at Texas A and M university about how they LIE,CHEAT AND STEAL
this says all about USA and Britain

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