Israel slams ‘Iranian terrorism’ as responsible for hijacking of ship by Houthis

The Prime Minister’s Office issues a statement responding to the hijacking of a ship in the Red Sea, blaming Iran for the incident.

The PMO says the vessel is a British ship, being operated by a Japanese company that was “hijacked with Iranian guidance by the Houthi militia in Yemen.”

The statement says there were 25 crew members on board from Ukraine, Bulgaria, the Philippines and Mexico, but no Israelis on the ship.

“This is another act of Iranian terrorism which expresses a leap forward in Iranian aggression against citizens of the free world, and creates international implications when it comes to the security of global shipping routes,” the statement adds.

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