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No indication of Iran’s involvement in Israeli tanker attack: Russia

Press TV – August 2, 2021

A senior Russian foreign ministry official strictly rejects existence of any indications pointing to Iran’s likely involvement in a recent attack on an Israeli oil tanker off the Omani coast.

“We have not the slightest reason to believe [that Iran was involved in the attack],” the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asian Department Director, Zamir Kabulov told Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Monday.

In a statement on Friday, Zodiac Maritime, the Israeli-owned firm managing the tanker, said that two crewmen, a Briton and a Romanian, had been killed in the assault.

The Israeli regime and its sworn allies, the United States and the UK, rushed to accuse Iran of having a role in the incident, without providing any evidence. The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also alleged that the attack was deliberate and coordinated by Tehran.

Kabulov, however, reiterated Russia’s stance, saying Moscow’s refusal to corroborate such accusations was because “we have no facts.”

“When there are facts, then we will work out our position,” he added.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Britain’s chargé d’affaires and Romania’s ambassador to convey Tehran’s strong protest, reminding the envoys that the source of instability in the Persian Gulf was not the Islamic Republic, but actually extra-regional presence.

Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has also refuted such accusations as “absolutely groundless,” saying they feature “contradictory,” “hollow,” and “provocative” claims.

The official also sounded a strong warning against any act of adventurism targeting the Islamic Republic’s interests based on the unfounded claims.

August 3, 2021 - Posted by | Wars for Israel | , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. “The Israeli regime and its sworn allies, the United States and the UK, rushed to accuse Iran of having a role in the incident, without providing any evidence.(Not even an areal photo of the stricken ship). The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also alleged that the attack was deliberate and coordinated by Tehran”. How would Romania know? Where is their evidence?

    In the Words of Famous British prostitute, Mandy Rice Davies…..”Well they(Israel) would say that wouldn’t they”?

    I mean, Israel routinely accuses Iran of all sorts of crimes, and accuses them of wanting war with Israel, when ALL of the accusations come out of Tel Aviv(or is it Jerusalem now?)

    When it comes to Iran, Israel has ZERO Credibility……

    Like

    Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 3, 2021 | Reply

  2. Of course, Iran had nothing to do with the attack on an Israeli tanker. Israel created a false flag just to stir up more shit in the Middle East. And watch as they beg the Americans to fight their battles for them. Disgraceful and disgusting!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by papasha408 | August 3, 2021 | Reply

  3. The psychopaths in Occupied Palestine lie through their teeth, perpetuate heinous crimes, and have absolutely no sense of proportion.

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    Comment by papasha408 | August 3, 2021 | Reply


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