Syria Condemns “Terrorist Act” Against an Iranian Ship in the Mediterranean

Syria has condemned a terrorist act that targeted an Iranian private merchant ship.

The attack targeted the Shahr Kurd last Wednesday in the international waters of the Mediterranean, as the ship made its way to Europe.

An official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that it hasn’t ruled out that the hostile act had been perpetrated by Israel. The act violates the rules of international law, maritime navigation and international agreements governing freedom of navigation, according to the source.

The source added that the repetition of those aggressive acts, the ninth of its kind, in international waters, aims to harm Iranian ships, strike its commercial interests, and continue to implement the illegitimate US sanctions imposed on Islamic Republic of Iran and Syrian Arab Republic.

The source considered that such illegal acts against the safety and security of maritime navigation would not have taken place without US implicit approval of such grave violations of international law.

Last Wednesday, an Iranian merchant ship came under a terrorist attack in the international waters of Mediterranean Sea, which caused a partial fire that was controlled by the ship’s crew.

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