Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabei has stated that Tehran will respond appropriately to the attacks against the tanker belonging to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), which took place on 11 October. At the same time, he added that Tehran will “avoid haste” and will carefully examine the incident.

“An appropriate response will be given to the designers of this cowardly attack, but we will wait until all aspects of the plot are clarified”, Ali Rabei said.

Iran’s Fars news agency previously cited a senior security official as saying that the country has video evidence, which could help determine the perpetrator behind the attack on the tanker.

The Iranian oil tanker, Sabiti, was attacked in the Red Sea just 100 kilometres from the Saudi port of Jeddah, reportedly suffering two missile hits that severely damaged the ship leading to an oil spill. The aftermath of the attack was reportedly contained, with the vessel later sailing for the Iranian island of Larak using its engine, according to Refinitiv shipping data.

The incident has sent December oil futures upward with two key benchmark crudes, Brent and WTI gaining 2% on the day of attack. Similar price volatility occurred after two attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf region in May and June.

These attacks left several oil carriers crippled, although none of them led to oil spills. One of the incidents, near the UAE coast, was investigated by the country’s officials, who ruled a “state actor” was behind it, without actually pointing the finger. Disregarding this fact, the US accused Iran of being behind both attacks, without providing any substantiating evidence. Tehran vehemently denied any involvement and slammed the attempts to put the blame on the country.

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More likely Israel did this trying to stir trouble that benefits them . Saudis are too stupid and incapable unless they paid someone else to do it for them which is their way of fighting. Who benefits most from this provocation.. ??

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Turkey has delivered missiles to Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood for sure.

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That is interesting seeing as I never wrote that comment above as I was in bed with the flue at the time it was posted..

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Looks more like something dooshbags would say. As for me , I don’t give a stuff about Turkey or the Muslim brotherhood.

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No one is more coward than you Irani roaches, I dare u to admit your attack on saudi then you will see you are nothing but pu**ys