Iran threatens to respond to oil tanker attack in Red Sea

Xinhua News Agency | Oct 12, 2019 at 12:34 PM

TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- A senior Iranian security official said on Saturday that Iran will respond to the recent attack on its oil tanker in the Red Sea, official IRNA news agency reported.

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said that such "evil deeds" will not go unanswered.

"A special committee has been set up to investigate the attack on the SABITI (oil tanker), which was targeted by two missiles near the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Red Sea," Shamkhani was quoted as saying.

He added that the existing video images and information have provided the Iranian officials with "clues" about the attack on the Iranian tanker.

On Friday, two separate explosions hit the Iranian oil tanker SABITI in the Red Sea 60 miles off Saudi Arabia's Jeddah port city.