UN envoy demands sanctions on Iran over maritime attack - Punch Newspapers
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5 August 2021Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erda, has called on the UN Security Council to “condemn and sanction” Iran over an attack on an Israeli-managed oil tanker in the Arabian Sea on July 29.This was disclosed in a letter by Erdan to the incoming UNSC President, T. S. Tirumurti.
The letter read, “Iran’s repeated brazen and murderous action serve not only to threaten the safety of international shipping and navigation but further destabilise a highly volatile region.“The Security Council should not sit idly by in the face of such violations by Iran or by the terrorist organisations throughout the region that serve as its proxies.”
A press statement on Sunday by the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, condemned the attack.The statement read, “We join our partners and allies in our strong condemnation of the attack against the Mercer Street, a commercial ship that was peacefully transiting through the north Arabian Sea in international waters. headtopics.com
“Upon review of the available information, we are confident that Iran conducted this attack, which killed two innocent people, using one-way explosive UAVs, a lethal capability it is increasingly employing throughout the region. Read more: The Punch Newspapers »
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