Britain demands response from UNSC for Iranian attack on Israeli-managed oil tanker

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by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) – Accusing the Iranian regime of attacking an Israeli-managed oil tanker off the coast of Oman last week, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has called on the United Nations Security Council to respond to what he described as Iran’s “destabilizing actions,” Ynet News reports.

A Briton and a Romanian were killed on Thursday last week during a drone strike on the Mercer Street ship, a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime.

Although Tehran denies involvement, the US, the UK, and Israel are all in agreement that Iran carried out the strike on what it perceived as an Israeli target. On Sunday Raab described the attack as “a deliberate, targeted, and a clear violation of international law by Iran,” Ynet News reports.

Israel has said it is seeking international cooperation in formulating a response, although PM Naftali Bennet added that the Israelis are prepared to “act alone” if necessary, Ynet reports. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement Monday that there would be a “collective response” to the attack.

Having sent the Security Council a letter signed by Britain and other nations on Tuesday, Raab took to Twitter, writing: “The Council must respond to Iran’s destabilizing actions & lack of respect for international law.”

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