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Iran shows images of ship ablaze after attack attributed to Israel

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07.04.2021

Iranian state television on Wednesday broadcasted images it said showed the MV Saviz on fire in the Red Sea after an attack on the cargo ship, believed to be a base for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard military force.

The short report showed grainy still images of the vessel ablaze with a column of smoke stretching into the sky and said the vessel suffered “minor damage” from an “explosion.”

The report did not say what was the cause of the blast or who was behind it.

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Israel is suspected to have carried out the assault, which an American official attributed to a mine attack the previous day by Israeli naval commandos.

Earlier in the day Iran’s foreign ministry confirmed the assault on the MV Saviz, which had been anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen.

In a brief report moments ago, #Iran's state TV showed images of the #Saviz, an Iranian ship that was hit yesterday in the Red Sea. A smoke column clearly visible.

No comments on the cause of the "explosion" or who is behind it. The ship has reportedly suffered "minor damage". pic.twitter.com/qTsVpRbwOe

— Kian Sharifi (@KianSharifi) April 7, 2021

In a brief report moments ago, #Iran's state TV showed images of the #Saviz, an Iranian ship that was hit yesterday in the Red Sea. A smoke column clearly visible.

No comments on the cause of the "explosion" or who is behind it. The ship has reportedly suffered "minor damage". pic.twitter.com/qTsVpRbwOe

— Kian Sharifi (@KianSharifi) April 7, 2021

A statement attributed to foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh........

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