Iran made a big mistake, attacking the Mercer Street oil tanker owned by the Israeli company during which Romanian and British citizens were killed. This was stated by the headquarters of the UK Defense Headquarters General Nick Carter, reports Evening Standart.
According to Carter, such actions of Iran can lead to a catastrophic exacerbation of the situation in the Middle East and the internationalization of the situation in the Persian Gulf. In connection with this British authorities, it is necessary to take certain measures to counter Tehran, said the general.
“Ultimately, we must restore Iran’s departure,” Carter stressed, noting that in other cases the behavior of Tehran may have extremely serious consequences for the entire international community.
previously became known that after the incident with the tanker, the United Kingdom sent to the Middle East of fighters from elite units of a special boat service (SBS) and a special air service (SAS). It was noted that the main task of the special forces should be seized or eliminating those responsible for the attack on the tanker.
Attack on the Mercer Street tanker occurred off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea. As a result of the attack, two members of the crew were killed – a citizen of Romania and a citizen of Great Britain. It is noted that the vessel is associated with the Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer, to which Zodiac Group belongs.