Iranian Foreign Ministry Condemns Accusations by G7 and EU of Attacking Tanker in Gulf of Oman
12:35 GMT 07.08.2021
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson condemned the "baseless" accusations by G7 of attacking the Mercer Street tanker in the Gulf of Oman, the national Mehr news agency reported on Saturday.
"We strongly condemn the baseless statement by the G7 foreign ministers and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in which they made baseless accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran", spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said, as quoted by Mehr.
On Friday, the G7 put the blame for the attack on Mercer Street on Iran, saying that Tehran had violated international law and endangered the peace.
The Japanese-owned Liberian-flagged merchant vessel managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime was attacked on 29 July which resulted in the death of two crew members. On Wednesday, Israel said that Saeed Ara Jani, the head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' UAV Command, was behind the air attack on the ship. Iran denied all the accusations.
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