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Iran behind attack on Israeli-owned ship, says IDF

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Published: 2 March 2021

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Tehran flexes muscles: demands sanctions relief before agreeing to nuclear talks with US, sends warning to Israel with attack on merchant vessel

Iran behind attack on Israeli-owned ship, Kochavi confirms (Jerusalem Post)
The IDF chief said that "the State of Israel is constantly dealing with multiple threats. All of our fronts are active, and all these fronts require updated, real-time intelligence"

Iran rejects offer for informal nuclear talks with US, demands sanctions relief (Times of Israel)
Tehran says now ‘not the time’ for such a meeting; White House says it is disappointed at the response but ‘remains ready to re-engage’

Saudi Arabia has entangled Biden in a diplomatic twist on the road to a new Iran nuclear agreement (Haaretz)
Moving toward a deal with Iran traps Biden in a convoluted loop that largely blocks his intention, assuming there is one, to impose sanctions in the wake of the Khashoggi report

Iran has identified Israel's vulnerability on the high seas (Ynet)
Attack on Israeli-owned Helios Ray could have been lethal, but sinking the ship would have been seen as act of war by US and regional states; Iran used strike on vessel to warn Israel of its maritime weakness

Did Iran finally take a more direct shot at Israel? (Jerusalem Post)
YONAH JEREMY BOB: Intelligence officials have said that Iran has tried numerous ways to attack Israel physically or with cyber capabilities, as well as Jews worldwide

Photo: The MV Helios Ray has been hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman (Marinetraffic.com)

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