The United Kingdom’s defence ministry says an Israeli-owned service provider ship was focused in a reported assault off Oman within the Arabian Sea.
The defence ministry stated in a press release Friday it was nonetheless investigating the reported assault.
A quick assertion earlier Friday from the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations stated an investigation was underway into the incident, which it described as taking place late Thursday night time simply northeast of the Omani island of Masirah.
Oman didn’t instantly acknowledge an assault. The US Navy’s fifth Fleet, which patrols the Mideast, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The incident comes amid heightened tensions over Iran’s tattered nuclear deal and as negotiations over restoring the accord have stalled in Vienna. Since then-President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the accord in 2018, there have been a sequence of ship assaults within the area suspected to have been carried out by Tehran.
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