Iran Blames Israel for Blast on Container Ship in Mediterranean



Arsalan Shahla | Bloomberg

Iran said Israel was likely behind an explosion that damaged an Iranian container ship in the Mediterranean last week, as the longtime foes trade accusations of attacks at sea.

“The geographical location of the sabotage operation directs the first suspicion toward Israel,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters at a briefing. The Islamic Republic will consider “all options” to respond to the perpetrators, he said.

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