In the case of two oil tankers traveling near the Strait of Holmes in the Middle East were attacked, the United States and Saudi Arabia, allies, have been even more unanimous and accused of being attacked by Iran. Iran, on the other hand, has totally denied their participation, and the situation has been tense in the area of the sea.
The Secretary of State of the United States, Pompeio, has not given ground after Iran was attacked by the attacking oil tankers “front altile” and “kokuka calaijas” in the Bay of Oman, near the Strait of Holmes in the Middle East. I came to the conclusion that it was an attack.
In addition, the US Army UU He published a video that captured the status of Iran’s elite unit “Revolutionary Defense Forces” by removing a bomb connected to the tanker’s hull.
Saudi Arabia, which has an alliance with the United States and which is hostile to Iran, has kept pace with this and has intensified Iran’s accusations.
On the other hand, the Foreign Minister of Iran, Zalief, reported on Twitter on the 14th that “there is no evidence based on facts or circumstances,” and the United States, etc. it eased the tension after completely denying the claims of the American side. Insisting that it is obstructing diplomatic efforts towards it.
While the two sides disagree with the attack on oil tankers, tensions continue in and around the Strait of Holmes, which is the main route for the transport of crude oil.
Another member of the crew will return home safely.
According to a spokesperson for the Norwegian oil attacker “Front Altair”, the 23 crew members were safely rescued by the Iranian navy and from the southern Iranian port from Jask, the southern city of Bandar, towards the return. · It means that you are moving to Abbas.
In addition, the tanker was attacked and a fire broke out, but the fact that it has been extinguished now means that a team of experts is expected to arrive at the waters in the place to verify the state of the ship’s damage on the 15th. Is
Talk by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Foreign Ministry has announced a foreign affairs spokesman who said it was a serious case that threatened Japan’s peace and prosperity in relation to the attack on oil tankers operated by Japanese shipping companies near the Strait of Holmes in Middle East. You
According to a foreign affairs spokeswoman, “Ensuring the safety of navigation in the Strait of Holmes is vital to Japan’s energy security, of vital importance for peace and prosperity in the international community.”
On that basis, he said, “we are taking the case seriously as a serious case that threatens the peace and prosperity of Japan, and we strongly criticize the actions that put ships at risk.”
And we will continue to work closely with related countries to ensure the security of information gathering and navigation.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China “each country is self-control”
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said China had been attacking two oil tankers who sailed near the Strait of Holmes in the Middle East under attack and accused the United States of attacking Iran. We are concerned about the tensions in the situation, and we hope that the affected countries will remain calm and self-controlled, and that tensions will not increase further.
At the meeting between Iranian President Lohanni on the 14th, he said: “I would like to protect the peace and stability of the region together with the countries concerned” as to whether an opinion on the attack against the oil tanker was exchanged. The
Expert “Was the bomb remotely flown?”
The former Marine commander of the Maritime Self-Defense Force and Professor Toshiyuki Ito of the Kanazawa Institute of Technology at Toranomon Graduate School analyzed what kind of attack could have been received from the image of a damaged oil tanker launched by the US Army.
Professor Ito sees that it is not a torpedo or mine attack that explodes below the surface of the water, since something similar to a hole in the hull described in the image as “Damage” is on the surface of the water. It’s done
“There are two ways to do it, either by connecting a bomb to a ship and causing it to explode remotely, or by firing with a rifle or small weapon from a fishing boat or similar.
Then, from the situation of this damage, it is analyzed that “it is possible to remotely fire bombs that can be attached to the ship with magnets such as” lapa de mina “in the state that something clearly exploded”. You
He also noted: “It is not a weapon that sinks the tank truck itself, but it is considered to be used to send a message that it gives some obstacles and stops the free running of the ship.”