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Officials: US Did Not Carry Out Attack on Iranian Vessel

Officials: US Did Not Carry Out Attack on Iranian Vessel

Wednesday, 7 April, 2021 - 05:15
FILE PHOTO: Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz. Reuters

The United States did not carry out an attack on an Iranian vessel in the Red Sea, US officials told Reuters on Tuesday.


An Iranian cargo ship has come under attack in the Red Sea, Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday, quoting unnamed sources, and semi-official Iranian news agency Tasnim said the vessel was targeted by a limpet mine.


Al Arabiya cited the sources as saying the vessel was attacked off the coast of Eritrea and was affiliated with Iran's Revolutionary Guards.


Tasnim identified the ship as the Iran Saviz.


"The vessel Iran Saviz has been stationed in the Red Sea for the past few years to support Iranian commandos sent on commercial vessel (anti-piracy) escort missions," it reported.


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