Iran ‘strongly rejects’ Netanyahu’s accusation it is behind attack on oil tanker

A screenshot of video showing the Campo Square oil tanker. (YouTube screenshot; used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
A screenshot of video showing the Campo Square oil tanker. (YouTube screenshot; used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

Iran rejects the accusation, voiced yesterday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that the Islamic Republic is behind an attack on an Israeli-linked oil tanker in the Arabian Sea.

“We strongly reject the Zionist regime’s accusation against Iran regarding the attack on the Israeli tanker,” says Nasser Kanaani, a spokesperson for Tehran’s foreign ministry, during a weekly news conference, according to Reuters.

“We are very active in maintaining security and freedom of navigation in international waters and will continue to do so,” he adds.

The February 10 attack targeted Campo Square, a Liberian-flagged product tanker, causing minor damage and no injuries.

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