Iran's defense minister threatens Israel with direct response
Iranian Defense Minister ,Amir Hatami, has threatened to retaliate directly to Tel Aviv if the Israeli navy attacks its oil sales.
Hatami said that "such a move would be considered an act of piracy, and warned that if an event like this takes place, we will respond firmly."
According to Reuters, Netanyahu said on Tuesday that the freedom of occupation may take action against Iran's smuggling of oil, calling on world powers to thwart any attempt by Tehran to avoid US sanctions.
In a letter, Netanyahu told naval officers that Iran was still pursuing secret fuel-charging measures, as it had been before the nuclear deal was concluded in 2015, and the agreement had eased Western sanctions on its oil sector.
The Iranian navy said that " an Iranian oil tanker was attacked Thursday morning by an attack by pirates on 11 boats near the Bab al-Mandab strait in the Gulf of Aden, but was rescued by timely intervention by the commandos in the 60th group of the naval force For the protection of ships, "according to the Iranian news agency Fars.
Iranian television showed footage of the navy firing at boats, stressing that the tanker, carrying more than 150 thousand tons of oil, continued its way safely.
"Tehran was fighting the enemy from the heart of its territory, but today it is near the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea," said Brigadier Hossein Salami , deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards .