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Banditry in Int. waterways not to remain unanswered: Shamkhani

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sat / 12 October 2019 / 14:22

Tehran (ISNA) - Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani stressed on Saturday, by reviewing the existing video footage and the data collected, the main clues in a dangerous adventurism of attack on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea, have been discovered.

Mention the recent attack on the Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea, Shamkhani said, "Piracy and banditry in international waterways aimed at making shipping lanes for commercial vessels insecure will not remain unanswered".

"A special committee has been formed to investigate the attack on the Iranian vessel which was hit by two missiles off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Red Sea and the committee will soon present its report to relevant authorities to make the necessary decisions accordingly," he added.

"By reviewing the existing video footage and the data collected, the main clues in the dangerous adventurism have been discovered" Shamkhani went on to say.

Shamkhani also touched upon other acts of sabotage against Iranian oil tankers over the past several months in the Red Sea, emphasizing, "Triggering insecurity in international waterways will lead to worrisome dangers for global economy, and the responsibility for its consequences will rest with masterminds, perpetrators and supporters of such provocative moves".

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