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Following an unlawful attack on a merchant vessel off the coast of Oman on July 29 which killed a Brit and a Romanian, the Iranian ambassor spoke.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the Government believed the drone attack on a ship in the Middle East was “deliberate, targeted, and a clear violation of international law by Iran”.

He said: “The UK condemns the unlawful and callous attack committed on a merchant vessel off the coast of Oman, which killed a British and a Romanian national.

“Our thoughts are with the friends and family of those killed in the incident.

“We believe this attack was deliberate, targeted, and a clear violation of international law by Iran.”

The Iranian ambassador to the UK, Mohsen Baharvand, denied Irans involvement in front of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

James Cleverly, the Minister for the Middle East also responded to the attack on MV Mercer Street on 29 July.

“Minister Cleverly reiterated that Iran must immediately cease actions that risk international peace and security, and reinforced that vessels must be allowed to navigate freely in accordance with international law.”



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