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Netanyahu Says Iran 'Clearly' Behind Blast on Israeli-Owned Ship

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran on Monday for a blast aboard an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman last week but sidestepped a question on whether Israel would retaliate, Jerusalem Post reports.

Netanyahu Says Iran 'Clearly' Behind Blast on Israeli-Owned Ship

Netanyahu Says Iran 'Clearly' Behind Blast on Israeli-Owned Ship

STEPANAKERT, MARCH 1, ARTSAKHPRESS: The MV Helios Ray, a vehicle-carrier ship, was hit overnight by a blast above the water line that a US official said ripped holes in both sides of its hull.

"This was indeed an operation by Iran. That is clear," Netanyahu told Kan radio.
Asked if Israel would retaliate, he repeated previous statements about his determination to prevent Iran from developing nuclear capacity and added: "We are striking at it (Iran) all over the region."
Tehran has not commented on the incident nor responded to earlier Israeli accusations that it might have been involved.

     

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