An Iranian vessel fell victim to “attack ships” in the Red Sea, as the Iranian Navy stated today (10.8.2022), after emphasizing that it intervened to rescue it.
“Iran’s naval armed forces (…) immediately arrived on the scene after receiving a call for help from an Iranian vessel in the Red Sea the previous night,” the second-in-command of naval operations, Admiral Mustafa Tajedini, told state television.
“Thanks to the effective presence (of the PN) and after fierce exchanges, the attacking ships fled,” he added without giving more details about the method of action or the identity of the perpetrators of this attack.
This is yet another attack denounced by Iran, following the pirate attacks on three Iranian tankers in the Gulf of Aden that were broadcast by the country’s media in the fall of 2021.
For this, the Islamic Republic had already strengthened its presence in the Gulf of Aden following a wave of attacks by Somali-based pirates on ships transiting the Red Sea and then the Suez Canal.
However, this number of attacks has greatly decreased in recent years.
Source: APE – MEB