Strait of Hormuz
17 February 2023

Media reports citing an unnamed U.S. official indicated that on 10 February the Campo Square, a Liberian-flagged commercial vessel linked to Israeli ownership, came under attack by a suspected Iranian drone in the Arabian Sea, resulting in “minor damage”. Two days later, Prime Minister Netanyahu claimed Iran was responsible for the attack, which led to Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson denying the accusation, while arguing: “A regime that endangers the security of others and does not adhere to the security of others exposes itself to mutual threats”.

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