mercerShaul Shay
(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council)

Copyright: @ 2021 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 3 August 2021

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Two crew members, a Briton and a Romanian were killed when an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker came under drone attack on July 29, 2021, off the coast of Oman. The same day a hostile attempt by the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen to attack a Saudi commercial vessel in the Red Sea with a drone has been thwarted.
Israel's prime minister, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab directly blamed Iran for the drone attack on the oil tanker off the coast of Oman that killed two people as Tehran denied being involved in the assault. ... Read more