Israel blames Iran for attack on oil tanker

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that Iran was responsible for a reported attack on an oil tanker last week

An attack on the Liberian-flagged Campo Square was confirmed on Saturday by the ship's captain, who said it was lightly damaged by an airborne object on Feb

10 while sailing through the Arabian Sea

Shipping databases linked the tanker to Zodiac Maritime, which is controlled by Israeli shipping magnate Eyal Ofer

"Last week Iran again attacked an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf and harmed the international freedom of navigation," Netanyahu said at a weekly cabinet meeting

Also read: More than a dozen killed in Israel's 'deadliest attack' on Syrian capital of Damascus Regional defence and security sources have said they suspected the assault was carried out by Iran, which did not comment on the incident

Tehran has rejected accusations it was behind similar attacks in the past few years

British maritime security company Ambrey Intelligence said unmanned aerial systems had attacked two tankers and one bulk carrier in the Arabian Sea and assessed that Tehran had mounted the attack

Two of the merchant vessels were Israeli-owned and one was Emirati, it said

Date:20-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link