– it’s clear. It was an Iranian operation – the prime minister said on Radio Kan. When asked if it is Israel Netanyahu’s response to this attack has repeated his previous statement on the intent to contain Iran Before nuclear potential was developed. “We are hitting him (Iran) all over the region,” he declared.
The Iranian authorities have not yet commented on Friday’s incident nor responded to previous allegations by the Israeli side that Tehran was responsible for the ship’s explosion.
A radio interview with Netanyahu was recorded, broadcast Monday morning, Sunday, even before Syria accused Israel of launching missile attacks on targets near Damascus. Israel has not confirmed that its forces carried out the raid, but Israeli forces have repeatedly attacked Syrian military infrastructure linked to Iran, according to Reuters.
On Friday, an explosion occurred below the deck of the vehicle carrying the M vehicles in the Helios Ray. The ship flying the Bahamian flag belongs to the Tel Aviv-based Ray Shipping Corporation. No one was injured in the explosion, but the ship sailing to Singapore was directed to the nearest port.
The owner of the ship stated that the explosion tore the hull in two places. The holes above the waterline are about 1.5 meters in diameter. It is not entirely clear what caused the explosion.