No reason to believe Iran was involved in Mercer Street attack: Russian official
Iran fires back against "baseless" accusations by the US and UK governments
By News Desk - August 02 2021

A representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry said on 2 August that there is no reason to believe Iran may have been involved in the attack on the Israeli-owned Mercer Street oil tanker as no facts have yet been provided.

Zamir Kabulov, the Russian presidential envoy to Afghanistan, also noted that Tehran has not yet asked Moscow for help in clarifying the circumstances of the incident.

On Monday, the foreign ministries of Romania and the United Kingdom summoned Iran’s ambassadors to the two countries, as the attack left one Romanian and one British citizen dead. This came one day after the US and British governments blamed Iran for the attack and threatened an “appropriate response.”

For their part, Tehran has strongly denied any involvement in the attack, with Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh calling these accusations “baseless” and warning that any “adventurism” from Western powers will be met with a decisive response.

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