Israel Accuses Iran Of Attack On Oil Tanker

US ‘confident’ Iran likely behind attack

  • On Wednesday, Israel accused Iran of launching a drone attack targeted at an oil tanker off the coast of Oman.
  • A Liberian-flagged, Israeli-affiliated tanker carrying gas oil was struck by a self-destructing drone, which, according to an Israeli official, is the same model as those used in Ukraine.
  • Though the attack did not inflict major damage, an unnamed Israeli official said, “We see this as an Iranian provocation in the Gulf – it’s not an attack against Israel – it’s the same thing they usually do in the Gulf, trying to disrupt stability and mainly influence World Cup events.”