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Images show damage after mysterious Iran oil tanker attack

Iran said Friday the ship had been targeted in a missile attack, which has yet to be corroborated. Saudi Arabia denies being involved.

world Updated: Oct 14, 2019 17:36 IST
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A handout picture made available by the National Iranian Oil Tanker Company (NITC), shows the reported damage in the hull of the Iranian-flagged ctanker.
A handout picture made available by the National Iranian Oil Tanker Company (NITC), shows the reported damage in the hull of the Iranian-flagged ctanker. (AP Photo)
         

New images have emerged of an Iranian oil tanker that Tehran says came under missile attack off Saudi Arabia’s coast in the Red Sea.

Video broadcast by the Saudi-owned satellite news channel Al Arabiya show what appears to be an oil slick behind the Sabiti.

Meanwhile, photos released by Iran’s Oil Ministry on Monday clearly showed the damage done to the Sabiti for the first time. Its hull appeared punctured just above the waterline in two areas in images taken Sunday.

Authorities in Iran say the ship is heading back to the Persian Gulf. They did not address the oil spill seen in the Al Arabiya video.

Iran said Friday the ship had been targeted in a missile attack, which has yet to be corroborated. Saudi Arabia denies being involved.