Tehran Dismisses Israel's Claims About Iran's Role In Attack On Mercer Street Tanker
Faizan Hashmi 2 months ago Sun 01st August 2021 | 03:20 PM
TEHRAN (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 01st August, 2021) Iran denies having any role in the recent attack on the Japanese-owned Mercer Street oil tanker in the Indian Ocean, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Sunday, dismissing Israel's allegations.
On Friday, Zodiac Maritime operator said that the Japanese-owned ship was attacked off the coast of Oman, adding that the suspected piracy incident left two crew members, citizens of Romania and the UK, dead. Later in the day, the company said that the crew took back control of the ship and the US navy was escorting it. The vessel could reportedly be related to an Israeli billionaire.