Israel Might Be Behind Attack on Iranian Container Ship, Says Tehran

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The statement comes in the wake of media claims that Tel Aviv was a “prime suspect” in an investigation into an explosion that took place on 10 March which damaged an Iranian-flagged container ship in the Mediterranean Sea.

israel might have been involved in the attack on an Iranian-flagged container ship Shahr-e Kord, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, adding that there are several indications to support this theory.

The diplomat further noted that Tehran is still conducting an investigation into the incident. He added that should Iran find out which country was responsible for the incident, it will respond in the severest manner.

Khatibzadeh’s statement comes after a report by Iran’s Nour News, which claimed that israel was a “prime suspect” in the investigation into the attack on the Iranian ship. Another report, by the Wall Street Journal, claimed that Israel has targeted at least a dozen Iranian ships since 2019. At least two of the purportedly affected vessels were forced to return to port for repairs. The report claimed that Tel Aviv was targeting Iranian ships allegedly carrying oil to Syria.

Iranian Cargo Ship Attacked in the Mediterranean

Iranian container ship Shahr-e Kord caught fire as a result of what its owner described as a “terrorist act” and an act of “naval piracy” on 10 March as it was sailing through the international waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Iran…

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