(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 03 – Five days after the attack on the oil tanker on Mercer Street off the coast of Oman, in which two sailors, one British, was killed, another oil tanker was hijacked 60 miles off the coast of Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates . British security sources reported, quoting British media, that a group of 8-9 armed men boarded the asphalt ship Princess, flying the Panamanian flag, and took its crew hostage.
A “possible act of piracy” led to the revelation of the British Navy while some British Maritime Security sources – reported by the British media – put forward the hypothesis that behind the new episode in the Persian Gulf there may be “Iran-backed forces”. The Iranian Foreign Ministry immediately returned a suspect to the dispatcher, who spoke of a “suspicious” incident and urged not to create a “false atmosphere” against Iran. He affirmed our readiness to “help and rescue the region.” (handle).
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