Tehran hard-liners admit Iran attacked Israeli ship off Oman

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Mon, 2021-03-01 06:10

JEDDAH: An Israeli ship hit by an explosion off the coast of Oman was “a legitimate target” attacked by Iran and its allies, a hard-line Iranian media outlet claimed on Sunday.

The MV Helios Ray, a vehicle carrier, was traveling from the Gulf to Singapore on Thursday when the blast blew two holes in its hull.

Kayhan, Iran’s leading ultraconservative daily, claimed the vessel was “a military ship belonging to the Israeli army” and was “gathering information” about the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman when it was targeted.

The Israeli-owned Bahamian-flagged MV Helios Ray cargo ship arrived on Sunday at Port Rashid in Dubai for damage assessment. (AFP)
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