An Israeli-owned cargo ship earlier said it had suffered holes in both sides of its hull after a suspected blast while it was in the Sea of Oman, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hastily accused Iran of attacking the ship, as Tehran categorically rejected the charge.
Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi has warned of consequences for Tel Aviv over any possible miscalculated measure in connection with last week’s incident in the Sea of Oman involving an Israeli ship, reports PressTV.
Without offering any evidence, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran of attacking Israeli-owned MV Helios Ray, a Bahamian-flagged roll-on, roll-off vehicle cargo ship, in the Gulf of Oman on 25 February, with the explosion raising security concerns in the region.
Netanyahu told the Israeli public broadcaster Kan the incident “was indeed an act by Iran, that is clear”.
The top Iranian diplomat underscored that Israel, by regularly levelling accusations and threats at Iran, is “playing victim to distract attention away from all its destabilising acts and malign practices across the region.”
Iran’s UN envoy urged the international community not to lose sight of the “crimes, brutalities and threats” committed by Tel Aviv, particularly “its occupation of Palestine and parts of other countries”.
Israel’s “persistent military adventurism” in the volatile Middle East region was condemned by the diplomat, who…