Iranian Oil ,Gas and Petrochemical Products Exporters' Union

Evidence Points to Iran in Tanker Attack, U.S. Says

. tical to those on one of the Iranian designed and produced one-way attack ‘kamikaze’ family, that Iran was actively involved in this attack.” The U.S. military couldn’t say where the drones originated from, but said “the distance from the Iranian coast to the locations of the attacks was within the range of documented Iranian one-way attack UAVs,” or unmanned aerial vehicles. Separately, U.K. envoy to the U.N. Barbara Woodward said Friday the drone used in the attack was an Iranianmade Shahed 136 UAV, citing an analysis of the debris recovered from the ship. The Mercer Street is owned an attack so far into international waters, a U.S. official said. A U.S. ordnance team stationed on the USS Ronald Reagan, the nearest American aircraft carrier, boarded Mercer Street the day of the second attack and collected evidence, including pieces of the drones. The U.S. “concluded, based on the vertical fin being idenThe U.S. military said the attack began July 29, when two armed drones landed on the Liberian-flagged Mercer Street, at sea near the coast of Oman, but did no major damage. The crew recovered some of the debris from one of the drones, the military said. The following day, a third drone attacked the ship, killing two crew members, a Romanian and British national, the first deaths after numerous strikes in recent years on ships in the region. The July 30 attack “required calculated and deliberate retargeting of [Mercer Street] by Iran,” the U.S. military said. A proxy state or terrorist group couldn’t have carried out such the European Union also placed blame on Iran on Friday, calling it a “deliberate and targeted attack, and a clear violation of international law.” “All available evidence clearly points to Iran. There is no justification for this attack,” a joint statement said. Ambassador Zahra Ershadi, Iran’s deputy representative to the United Nations, denied Iranian responsibility and accused Israel of “adventurism and destabilizing activities” in the region. Neither the U.S. nor its European allies have hinted whether they would use military action, sanctions or other measures in response to their conclusions. WASHINGTON—The U.S. military said drone fragments recovered from an Israelilinked merchant vessel damaged in a fatal attack in the Arabian Sea last week prove Iran was behind the incident. U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan, released photographs of the drone parts, and said the debris, the proximity of the strikes to Iran, and the sophistication of the attack point to Iran’s culpability. Meanwhile, the Group of Seven leading economies and by a Japanese company, but operated by Zodiac Maritime, which is controlled by Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer’s group. Iran has said Israel was behind an April act of sabotage at its main nuclear plant, and The Wall Street Journal has reported that Israel has been targeting ships carrying fuel and weaponry from Iran to Syria. The U.N. Security Council discussed the attacks Friday, and is expected to raise the matter again in a maritime-security meeting Monday. The presence of Russia and China as permanent members of the Security Council, with the power to veto resolutions, could limit the body’s ability to react.
Aug 7, 2021 15:11
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The section of oil, gas and petro-chemistry is the up-most and first industrial vantage of the country and the pivot of the Economy of Iran. Regarding the importance of this section and the need for coordinating and organizing the most active people in the field of production and exporting oil ,gas, and petrochemical products ,some forethoughtful and job- makers in the private section of the country decided to come together to fight against the threats by using the opportunity of mass intelligence and potentials.