Benjamin Netanyahu accuses Iran of attacking Israeli ship, promises to retaliate


An explosion occurred last week on an Israeli boat carrying vehicles while off the Sultanate of Oman.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Monday (March 1) of being behind the explosion last week on an Israeli ship in the Arabian Sea and pledged a retaliation against Iranian interests “everywhere in the region”.

The MV Helios Ray, an Israeli vessel carrying vehicles, was on the route between the Saudi city of Dammam and Singapore at the time of the explosion that took place off the Sultanate of Oman, according to Dryad Global, a company specializing in maritime safety.

The Arabian Sea is located between Iran and Oman, at the exit of the strategic Strait of Hormuz through which passes a large part of the world’s oil and where a coalition led by the United States operates.

“It is clear that this is an Iranian act. And as for my retaliation, you know my policies. Iran is Israel’s greatest enemy and I am determined to stop it and we are going to strike it down. all over the region “, Benjamin Netanyahu said in a radio interview.

“More importantly, Iran will not have nuclear weapons whatsoever, with or without a deal. That’s what I told my friend, (US President Joe) Biden,” added the head of the Israeli government, currently campaigning for the March 23 legislative elections. He was speaking after nightly strikes attributed to Israel against pro-Iranian elements in neighboring Syria.

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