Oct 11, 2019 13:16 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Oct 16, 2019 21:44 Asia/Tehran]
  • Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi
    Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi slammed Friday's rocket attack to the Iranian oil tanker in Red Sea.

Iran Press/ Iran news: Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said that the Iranian vessel and its crew are currently in stable condition.

"Investigations indicate that the oil tanker has been targeted two times in half an hour interval from eastern Red Sea," Mousavi said, adding that fortunately crew on board are safe and the situation is under control, Irna reported.

According to Mousavi, over the past months, some destructive moves against the Iranian tankers have been carried out and relative investigations to identify those masterminding the move are underway.

An Iranian oil tanker has been hit by an explosion and fire in the Red Sea in an 'terrorist attack'.

The blast was on board a ship said to belong to the National Iranian Oil Company; 60 miles west of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

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Commenting on the pollution made due to oil spill, Mousavi said that those behind the attack should be responsible for their dangerous adventurism.

Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the incident the results of which will be announced later, he said.


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