UK blames Iran for oil tanker attack which killed Briton

Politics

The UK has blamed Iran for an attack on an oil tanker in which two crew members, including a British national, were killed.

In a statement published on Sunday, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab accused Iran of carrying out a “deliberate, targeted” assault which he says constituted “a clear violation of international law”.

The incident occurred last Thursday when the MV Mercer Street was off Oman’s Coast in the Arabian Sea.

Earlier this week an Israeli foreign minister also accused Iran of being behind the incident.

Iran has not yet commented on the allegations.

A Romanian citizen was also killed in the attack.

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