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6 March 2021

Iran’s UN envoy wrote to the UN Secretary-General rejecting Israeli claims of Iranian responsibility for a 26 February explosion on an Israeli-owned vessel in the Gulf of Oman, maintaining that “the incident has all the characteristics of a complicated false flag operation”. He contended that Israel “threatens Iran on almost daily basis, desperately attempts, through accusing Iran as well as playing victim, to distract attentions away from all its destabilising acts and malign practices across the region”, and warned that Israel “will bear all consequences as a result of any possible miscalculation”.

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