The U.S. military announced that an investigation into a 29 July drone attack against a tanker off the coast of Oman had concluded that the “UAV was produced in Iran”. The same day, the U.S. joined other G-7 in a statement condemning the attack as “deliberate and targeted”, adding: “Iran’s behaviour, alongside its support to proxy forces and non-state armed actors, threatens international peace and security. We call on Iran to stop all activities inconsistent with relevant UN Security Council resolutions, and call on all parties to play a constructive role in fostering regional stability and peace”. Responding to the statement, Israel’s foreign minister asserted that “Iran isn’t just an Israeli problem, it’s a global problem. It’s time for the world to hold the Iranian regime to account”. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett subsequently contended that following the G-7 statement “it has become a test of actions and not just statements”, adding: “Iran constitutes a clear danger to the stability of the region and the peace of the world and the world must not accept this. The Iranians need to understand that it is impossible to continue running amok without paying a price”.
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