‘Israeli’ Mossad Helped Link Iran to Al-Fujairah Tanker Sabotage — Report
By Staff, Agencies
Intelligence materials collected by the ‘Israeli’ Mossad agency allegedly helped linking Iran to the sabotaging of four oil tankers off the al-Fujairah Emirati coast last month, prompting the United States to accuse Tehran of carrying out the attack, according to a report on Monday.
The US is supposedly slated to present the intelligence — including evidence gathered by ‘Israel’ — in the coming days, likely before the UN Security Council, according to Kan public broadcaster, amid simmering tensions between Washington and Tehran.
Relatively, an ‘Israeli’ navy official described the attack on the UAE tankers as “a pretty impressive commando operation.”
The official added that the intelligence suggested the goal of the Islamic Republic had been to damage the vessels without injuring those on board.
Last month, US National Security Adviser John Bolton accused ‘Iran and its proxies’ of carrying out the tanker bombings near the Strait of Hormuz, a coordinated drone attack on Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Ansarullah revolutionaries, and a rocket attack in Iraq. He did not provide direct evidence to back up claims linking Iran to the attacks, but told reporters that the conclusions were based on intelligence and evidence gathered in the region.
A longtime Iran hawk, Bolton blamed Tehran for the recent incidents, at one point saying it was “almost certainly” Iran that planted explosives on the four oil tankers off the UAE coast. He, however, declined to offer any evidence for his claims.
“Who else would you think is doing it?” Bolton asked at one point, when pressed last week. “Somebody from Nepal?”
Iran, for its part, has denied involvement in the attack.