(ANSA) – Rome, August 03 – Five days after a Mercer Street oil tanker was attacked off the coast of Oman, two sailors, including the British, were killed and another oil tanker hijacked 60 miles off the coast of Fujairah. United Arab Emirates. According to British security sources quoted by British media, a group of 8-9 armed men hoisted the Panamanian flag and boarded the Asphalt Princess and took hostages.
The Navy has informed the GB of a “possibility of piracy”, while some British maritime security sources – British media reported – have put forward the theory that there may be “Iranian-backed forces” behind the new episode in the Persian Gulf. A suspicious incident The Tehran Ministry of Foreign Affairs returned to the sender, talking about the “suspicious” incident and asking not to create a “wrong atmosphere” against Iran. We assure you that we are ready for “regional assistance and rescue.” (On the handle).
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