US, UK blame Iran for deadly attack on ship with Israel ties, weigh response


August 1, 2021
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Blinken: ‘We are confident that Iran conducted this attack’; Britain’s FM Dominic Raab condemns ‘unlawful and callous attack’ that killed a Briton and a Romanian

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Emanuel Fabian, Times of Israel staff ad agencies writes in Times of Israel, “Washington and London on Sunday for the first time openly blamed Iran for Thursday’s drone attack on an oil tanker with tenuous ties to Israel that left two dead, one of them a Briton. The countries’ top diplomats said they were considering a response to the assault.”

“US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the country is “confident” Iran was behind the drone attack near Oman, a day after he spoke with Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to discuss a potential international response to the incident. the Foreign and Commonwealth Office FCO in London, on September 1, 2020. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP, File)”

deck of the ship after attack

“Washington and London on Sunday for the first time openly blamed Iran for Thursday’s drone attack on an oil tanker with tenuous ties to Israel that left two dead, one of them a Briton. The countries’ top diplomats said they were considering a response to the assault. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said the country is “confident” Iran was behind the drone attack near Oman, a day after he spoke with Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to discuss a potential international response to the incident.” (more…)

 

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