May 18, 2024

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The G7 and the EU have vowed that “all evidence” points to Iran in the attack on the Mercer Street oil tanker off the coast of Oman.

Japan-owned oil tanker Mercer Street reaches Fujairah off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (Photo: EFE)

G7 Foreign Ministers took charge of Iran on Friday Attack on an oil tanker by the company of an Israeli millionaire who killed two people off the coast of Oman on July 29.

“All the evidence clearly points to Iran.” In a joint statement, a condemnation “Deliberate and directed attack” without “any justification”.

Iran’s conduct, as well as support for relief forces and NGOs, Threatens international peace and security “, Said seven ministers (United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan) and the head of EU diplomacy, Joseph Borel.

“We ask you Stop all activities that conflict with relevant UN Security Council resolutionsIncludes declaration of powers.

The site of the attack on the Mercer Street oil tanker
The site of the attack on the Mercer Street oil tanker

The sources we have informed the Council of England“, He said.” Those tests Undeniable: The UK knows Iran is to blame for the attack.

“The door to diplomacy and dialogue is still open, but If Iran decides not to go that route, we will take responsibility for it and pay for its consequences.He added.

After the meeting, Tehran again categorically denies those “unsubstantiated attacks” and warned that the Islamic Republic would not hesitate to “defend itself.”

The damage occurred after a drone attack on an oil tanker
The damage occurred after a drone attack on an oil tanker

The issue was discussed at a closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Friday, but The 15-member body is expected to take no action. Instead, the Security Council convened on Monday morning to discuss the issue.

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The United States and European nations, members of the UN Security Council, reiterated their support The same allegations were made during a closed-door meeting in New York, British Ambassador Barbara Woodward told reporters.

“We invite all relevant stakeholders Plays a constructive role in strengthening stability and peace in the region “, The G7 is underlined.

The U.S. investigation concluded that the drones were Iranian

Joseph Borel, Union High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs (Photo: EFE)
Joseph Borel, Union High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs (Photo: EFE)

Armed Forces The United States, for its part, claimed that the drones that hit the ship were IranianAfter examining his body.

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement After the attack, he sent a team of explosives experts To inspect the remains of drones operated against the ship.

Experts have found The ship was targeted by two drones on July 29 and failed to reach its destination, And a Third he did it next day.

Completed by researchers The wing and interior of the third drone were recovered and determined to be “almost identical” to other models. Previously collected after similar attacks by Iran.

The report highlights it The ship was far from the Iranian coast, which made it possible for it to be attacked by drones. As documented.

The wreckage of the drones recovered by the United States was transported to the U.S. V Navy base in Manama (Bahrain). British experts also approached them.

Over the years, Israel and Iran face off directly or indirectly in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and the Gaza Strip. But in recent months, the competition has gone out to sea A mysterious series of sabotage and attacks.

Radical Conservative Raisi becomes Iran's new president (Photo: EFE)
Radical Conservative Raisi becomes Iran’s new president (Photo: EFE)

At the right time, The The Persian Gulf region is at the center of a hidden dispute between Iran and several Western statesThere have been many such incidents, especially in the United States and in recent years.

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(With AFP, EFE, EuropaPress information)

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