Britain will focus on a lethal tanker assault off the coast of Oman throughout a closed-door United Nations Safety Council assembly on Friday, diplomats mentioned, however the 15-member physique isn’t anticipated to take any motion, experiences Reuters.
Britain informed the Safety Council on Tuesday it was “extremely seemingly” that Iran used a number of drones to hold out the tanker assault final week, which killed two crew members – a Briton and a Romanian.
“There’s a whole lot of conflicting info. A ‘extremely seemingly’ evaluation, which we completely reject. We have to set up information … we need not rush to any conclusions or actions with out having proof of what has occurred,” deputy Russian UN Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy informed reporters on Wednesday.
Tehran has denied any involvement in Thursday’s assault on the Mercer Avenue – a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned petroleum product tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime. Two crew members, a Briton and a Romanian, have been killed.
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Two crew members of the oil tanker Mercer Avenue, owned by Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Group, have been killed within the assault within the Indian Ocean whereas en route from Tanzania to the United Arab Emirates, the corporate mentioned on July 30.
One of many crew members was a British nationwide named Adrian Underwood, who labored as a safety guard. He was a military veteran, married, and the daddy of 1 little one.
The assault ripped a gap by way of the highest of the tanker’s bridge, which housed the captain and crew.
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The Mercer Avenue was escorted to a close-by port by the US plane service USS Ronald Reagan and the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher.
The US and Britain mentioned on Sunday they’d work with their allies to reply to the assault.