On Sunday, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Israel have accused Tehran of executing a fatal drone attack on an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea. They further stressing on Iran, but it consistently rejecting that accusation.
Labeling it as a callous and unlawful strike, Dominic Raab (British Foreign Secretary) described that his nation and its coalition have decided to throw a coordinated response regarding the fatal drone strike. Moreover, Antony Blinken (American Secretary of State) explained that there was no explanation for this strike, which follows a series of attacks and several other belligerent behaviors.
The fatal strike on Mercer Street came as the first known strike after many years of attacks on commercial delivery in the area related to tensions with Tehran over its tattered nuclear agreement.
No one has taken responsibility for the drone strike; Tehran and its militia groups have executed ostensible suicide drone strikes in the past, which hit on the aim and blast their explosive payloads. Furthermore, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel’s Navy have yet to present physical proof from the drone attack or give intelligence explanation on why they are accounting Iran.
On Sunday, in his remarks at a Cabinet summit, Naftali Bennett, Israeli Prime Minister, proceed more than American Secretary of State (Antony Blinken), giving a point to directly look into the camera and gradually threatened that they know, at any pace, how to convey the message to Tehran in their own way.
Two crew members killed in the attack
One of the American officials explained that the drone strike exploded into the hole on the top of the bridge of the oil tanker, where the ship’s captain and team command the vessel. The U.S. official exposed the matter on the condition of anonymity as a probe into the drone strike was still ongoing. Besides this, the drone strike on the oil tanker killed two persons from the team from Romania and the United Kingdom.
The Navy described that the United States nuclear-powered carrier (USS Ronald Reagan) and the trained missile demolisher USS Mitscher had accompanied the Mercer Street when it was sent to a secure port. Moreover, the satellite-tracking detail from MarineTraffic.com demonstrated that the oil tanker terminated its movement near the coast of Fujairah in the UAE (United Arab Emirates).
In the declaration, Dominic Raab described that it was very likely Tehran assaulted the oil tanker with one or more drones. He explained that they believe this assault was targeted, deliberate, and clearly breaking the law by Tehran. Raab said that Tehran must end these assaults, and vessels must be permitted to navigate freely in accordance with international law.