Several media outlets reported that a ship belonging to an Israeli company was attacked this Tuesday in the Persian Gulf region, at a time when Tehran and the Jewish state appear to be involved in a new escalation.
The Israeli TV Network 12, citing sources in the Israeli security services, who requested anonymity, indicated that the tanker Hyperion Rai “was slightly damaged” this morning by bullets, possibly Iranian, near the port of Fujairah, off the United Arab Emirates.
This information came after the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen channel, which is close to Syria and Iran, published information about an attack on the Bahamas flag, the Hyperion Rai, but the Israeli Ray Shipping Association finally took advantage of it. The February attack is similar.
Dryad Global, which specializes in maritime safety, indicated that MV Helios Ray, which was transporting the vehicles, was making the journey between Dammam and Singapore, Saudi Arabia, when an explosion occurred on board outside the Sultanate of Oman.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran at the time of causing the attack, which Tehran denied.
In March, Iran denounced the “sabotage” in the Mediterranean of a container belonging to the Iranian association IRISL.
This supposed new incident comes after Iran accused Israel of fueling Sunday’s attack on its uranium enrichment facility in Natanz, one of the nerve centers in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, and promised “revenge.”
These events, in which “Israel played a role,” according to sources in the Israeli and American intelligence services, according to the New York Times, come at a time when negotiations are scheduled to take place in Vienna this week to try to preserve the Iranian nuclear deal. Which indicates total opposition to Israel.
On Monday, several analysts said that by attacking the Natanz compound, and if its involvement is confirmed, Israel intends to bargain over the ongoing negotiations over the Iranian nuclear file.
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