Iran Sees No Evidence of Its Involvement in Mercer Street Attack, Embassy to UK Says
15:31 GMT 04.08.2021 (Updated: 17:06 GMT 05.08.2021)
© REUTERS / JOHAN VICTORThe Mercer Street, a Japanese-owned Liberian-flagged tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime that was attacked off Oman coast as seen in Cape Town, South Africa, December 31, 2015 in this picture obtained from ship tracker website, MarineTraffic.com. Picture taken December 31, 2015. Johan Victor/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
© REUTERS / JOHAN VICTOR
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran received no proof of its involvement in a recent attack on the Mercer Street tanker after it asked for evidence following accusations from Western countries, the Iranian embassy to the United Kingdom said on Wednesday.
"August 1st: Iran was accused of drone attack on Mercer Street off the Oman coast. We asked for evidence. No shred of it is produced yet," the embassy tweeted.
The diplomatic mission also said that Tehran "will look into the events to make the sources of misleading news notorious to the public."