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Israel to give foreign envoys proof of Iran’s involvement on ship attack

August 3, 2021 at 7:01 pm

A picture taken on August 3, 2021 shows the Israeli-linked Japanese-owned tanker MT Mercer Street, off the port of the Gulf Emirate of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates [KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images]

Israel’s government will show proof to foreign envoys proof of Iran’s involvement in the attack on the Mercer Street tanker off the coast of Oman, Israeli media reported today.

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid are scheduled to meet with the foreign envoys tomorrow.

The two plan to brief the foreign officials on the attack on the Israeli-managed oil tanker, which was likely attacked by a drone. They will present intelligence information showing Iran was behind the attack.

Meanwhile, the Times of Israel reported Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warning Iran: “To sit serenely in Tehran while you ignite the entire Middle East — that’s over.”

“We are working to enlist the whole world, but at the time we know how to act alone,” Bennett said. “Iran knows the price that we’ll exact when someone threatens our security.”

This came amidst a wide-scale Western and American wave of condemnation of Iran over the attack on the Mercer Street tanker. Iran denies that it was behind the attack.

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