Israeli FM blames Iran for tanker attack

Sonntag, 01. August 2021 06:44

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (pictured) accused Iran of being responsible for this week's attack on Israeli tanker Mercer Street in the Arabian Sea and added he discussed the matter with his American counterpart Antony Blinken.

"I spoke tonight with the Secretary of State @SecBlinken on the attack on the ship in the Gulf of Oman. We are working together against Iranian terrorism, which poses a threat to all of us by formulating a real and effective international response," Lapid, who is also the alternate prime minister of Israel, tweeted following the conversation.

Meanwhile, the US State Department stated the two officials agreed "to investigate the facts, provide support, and consider the appropriate next steps."

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