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The European Union (EU) has condemned the attack on the Mercer Street and assured that all evidence points to Iranian rule.

File Photo-Mercer Street, Israeli oil tanker attacked from the port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. August 3, 2021. REUTERS / Rula Rouhana

High Representative for Foreign Policy The European Union (EU) today condemned the July 29 attack on the Oman coast off the ship “Mercer Street” that killed a Romanian citizen and a British citizen..

According to Borel, “all available evidence clearly points to Iran.”

These unilateral and irresponsible acts, which are against international law and threaten international peace, are unacceptable and must be stopped.. Freedom of navigation must be guaranteed under international law, ”the head of European diplomacy said in a statement.

The EU High Representative expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims on behalf of the EU.

We call on all parties in the region to play a constructive role in promoting stability and peace. In this context, the EU will pursue serious diplomatic efforts to promote adequate and effective dialogue and solutions, ”he added.

The European Commission urged a few days ago to clarify the full circumstances of the attack.

Attack on Mercer Street, a Japanese-owned but Israeli billionaire-owned company The drone was responsible for the deaths of two crew members last Thursday.

The damage occurred after a drone attack on an oil tanker.
The damage occurred after a drone attack on an oil tanker.

The United States, Israel, the United Kingdom and Romania have all accused the Iranian regime of being behind the occupation.

In recent months, there have been a number of attacks on Israeli and Iranian ships in the framework of a secret war between the two countries, including the destruction of Iran’s nuclear facilities.

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Except, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed concern over rising tensions on the border between Lebanon and Israel., Calls on the parties to control themselves and cooperate with the troops of their mission.

In a statement, Guterres said he was “deeply concerned about the recent escalation of the blue line between Lebanon and Israel.”

The diplomat said “all parties must exercise maximum control and actively cooperate with UNIFIL’s (UN Working Group on Lebanon) nexus and coordination mechanisms.” “All actors involved need to avoid actions that may increase tension and lead to miscalculation.He added.

Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdon, responded shortly afterwards. Considered “unfortunate” and “establishes a moral balance between attacks carried out by designated organizations” and Israel, and he condemned the attacks as not being attributed to Hezbollah..

Hezbollah says Israel is dropping bombs on southern Lebanon in retaliation for the rocket attack.  EFE / EPA / ATEF SAFADI / Archive
Hezbollah says Israel is dropping bombs on southern Lebanon in retaliation for the rocket attack. EFE / EPA / ATEF SAFADI / Archive

Last Wednesday, three rockets were fired from Lebanon against the Israeli borderIt is an act that has not been claimed by any group that Israel suspects Palestinian divisions in the south of the Arab world.

Israel responded with three rounds of artillery, hours later, early Thursday morning, with a bomb.

In response, Hezbollah fired rockets from southern Lebanon into Israel on Friday, The first since the war in 2006, according to Lebanese officials, who blamed the operation on Israeli airstrikes the previous day.

Lebanon’s borders have collapsed, tensions have risen due to the severe economic crisis, rising inflation and a shortage of basic commodities, drugs and fuel.; As the political siege continues, the caretaker Prime Minister, Najib Mikdi, is expected to form a government for the third time in a year, in the next few days.

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(With information from EFE)

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