Iran: Ship attacked in Red Sea in hit attributed to Israel was damaged by blast

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Iran: Ship attacked in Red Sea in hit attributed to Israel was damaged by blast
Jerusalem said to have told US it hit the Saviz vessel, reportedly a covert Revolutionary Guard base, in response to attacks on Israeli vessels
By Agencies and TOI staff
7 April 2021

Iran acknowledged Wednesday an attack on a cargo ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen, saying the vessel was damaged in an “explosion.” Iran’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack on the MV Saviz, suspected to have been carried out by Israel. A statement attributed to Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh described the ship as a commercial vessel.

"Fortunately, no casualties were reported… and technical investigations are underway,” Khatibzadeh said. “Our country will take all necessary measures through international authorities.” A US official told The New York Times that Israel notified the US that Israeli forces attacked the ship around 7:30 a.m. local time on Tuesday. The anonymous US official said Israel called the strike a retaliation, and that the ship had been hit below the water line.

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