Two missiles strike an Iranian oil vessel in the Red Sea; No injuries currently reported; Projectiles likely to have come from Saudi Arabia, though they’re not commenting on the matter; Mousavi: Those behind the attack are responsible for the consequences of this dangerous adventure.
Two missiles struck an Iranian oil vessel off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, causing a significant oil leak to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) tanker. No injuries were reported in the attack that is more than likely to have come from Saudi soil.
While the oil leak is now under control, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi stated, “Those behind the attack are responsible for the consequences of this dangerous adventure, including the dangerous environmental pollution caused.”
This attack comes on the heels of the unprecedented Iranian strike inside Saudi Arabia on the world’s number one oil production facility a few weeks ago. To the frustration of many, Iran was seemingly let off the hook, with no response from Saudi Arabia’s strongest ally, the United States. The strike in September was of no small consequence, cutting oil production in half for weeks.
With the conflict between the two countries being ongoing, tensions and threats are likely going to be on the rise in the region.