U.S. Navy Confirms Iranian Drone Attacked Israeli Ship On Nov 15

By i24
Posted on 11/22/22 | News Source: i24

'The Iranian attack on a tanker transiting international waters was deliberate, flagrant, and dangerous'

The U.S. 5th Fleet on Tuesday confirmed that the drone used in the November 15 attack on an Israeli tanker off the coast of Oman was an Iranian-made "Shahed-136" suicide drone.

Last week, a self-destructing drone attacked the Pacific Zircon – a Liberian-flagged tanker associated with an Israeli billionaire – while carrying gas and oil. In a statement, the United States Navy said it "confirmed Iran's connection" to the attack.

"Two U.S. Navy explosive ordnance technicians boarded Pacific Zircon... to assess the damage and collect unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) debris fragments for forensic analysis. During a two-hour survey and evidence collection process, the technicians also obtained explosive residue samples for lab testing," the U.S. Navy said in its statement.