Wednesday, 22 September 2021 08:47 GMT

Iran denies involvement in attack on oil tanker off Oman


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Dubai: Iran said on Sunday it was not involved in an attack on an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker off the coast of Oman, referring to an incident last week that killed two and which Israel blamed on the Islamic Republic.

"The Zionist regime (Israel) has created insecurity, terror and violence...These accusations about Iran's involvement are condemned by Tehran," Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told a weekly news conference streamed online.

"Such accusations are meant by Israel to divert attention from facts and are baseless," he said.

A Briton and a Romanian were killed on Thursday when the Mercer Street, a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned ship managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime was attacked. 

 

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