Iranian tanker attack off Syrian coast: Tehran threatens retaliation


Israel continues undeclared military action against Iranian tankers carrying oil to Syria. So, on Saturday, April 24, a fire broke out near the city of Banias near the Syrian coast on an oil-delivering ship. According to SOHR, three people were killed in the explosion.


It is not yet clear whether an unmanned aerial vehicle was used in the attack on the tanker, or whether a missile strike was carried out. Syrian news agency Sana noted the possibility of a UAV attack "from the Lebanese waters." The ship was heading to the Banias oil refinery in the SAR government-controlled Tartous province. According to the Syrian oil ministry, the fire on the Iranian tanker has been extinguished.


Meanwhile, Tehran is threatening retaliation for the perpetrators of the attack. The head of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, announced on Sunday April 25 that those responsible for the attack on the Iranian oil tanker would be punished. Israel must not rely on its impunity, and the actions of the Iranian authorities "will make it wiser."

If Israel's actions against Iran continue, it is unclear how Iran will react, but one thing is clear - Israel will not remain calm

- noted Bagheri.

Similar threats of retribution have been voiced recently by Tehran and in connection with the recent Israeli attack on the Iranian nuclear facility at Natanz.
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  1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 26 2021 15: 01
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    Hello colleagues!
    What is interesting, if a tanker is sunk there, only the beaches of Cyprus will suffer, or other countries too?
    1. 123 Online 123
      123 (123) April 26 2021 15: 20
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      What is interesting, if a tanker is sunk there, only the beaches of Cyprus will suffer, or other countries too?

      Probably depends on the volume of the spilled and the direction of the wind. Maybe the Turks will bring happiness, maybe Lebanon and Israel itself. Hard to say hi
  2. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) April 26 2021 15: 28
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    How good that I was one of the first to come here. A little later, the fans will run at full speed and they will start to water pretty well. yes It will be difficult to enter without OZK laughing
    Now everyone will remember. And the Israeli aggressors and what needs to be done with them. And the Russian fleet, they say, they should accompany there. And so on and so on and so forth ...

    So far, there is very little information. It is too early to discuss anything.
    A fire broke out. From what flared up? Did the Israeli special forces play with matches there?
    I understand that the explosion occurred as a result of a fire? Or vice versa?
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) April 26 2021 15: 29
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    A couple of days ago there was a report that Russian ships were escorting Iranian tankers.
    If the attack was off the Syrian coast, then the Russian squadron was there.
    1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
      Kofesan (Valery) April 26 2021 16: 57
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      It was so. Does this mean a clear demonstration of "not giving a damn" about "escorting"? Verily, where are the enemies? The one who stopped the "escort", or those who announced and did not? Well, the fact that the enemies are attackers, whoever they are, is understandable. But where is the promised ... "escort"? In any case, this is a crime and the criminals must be punished. Otherwise, they will get a taste ... As in Bandera Ukraine ...
      1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
        kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) April 27 2021 00: 28
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        Quote: Kofesan
        It was so. Does this mean a clear demonstration of "not giving a damn" about "escorting"? Verily, where are the enemies? The one who stopped the "escort", or those who announced and did not? Well, the fact that the enemies are attackers, whoever they are, is understandable. But where is the promised ... "escort"?

        The UAV attack is completely ruled out, as the fire took place inside the vessel.

        Some unscrupulous media began to publish news with the headlines "Didn't the Russian convoy save you?" and to argue that "the tanker attack is a direct challenge to Russia," whose "warships are escorting Iranian oil tankers and other cargo ships to break the siege of Syria by the United States and the EU."

        It is already reliably known that on April 24, an explosion occurred on the Iranian tanker Vizdom (flying the flag of Panama) in the Syrian port of Baniyas in the middle of the deck due to a short circuit in the ship's electrical network, causing a fire. There are no casualties.
        To extinguish the fire, the commander of the group of Russian troops in Syria made a prompt decision to allocate an MI-8 helicopter with a VSU-5 spillway device, which made six discharges to the fire site with a total volume of 30 m³ (30 tons of water).

        Already at 18.00 on April 24, the fire was extinguished, the danger of fuel spills in the sea was prevented.

        https://rusvesna.su/news/1619357106
        1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
          Kofesan (Valery) April 27 2021 01: 02
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          Probably it is. Too little information. But the fact remains: the propagandists from "Moscow-Kremlin-Putin" love to make a good face with a bad game with puppy delight. From this and distrust.
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            1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
              Kofesan (Valery) April 27 2021 18: 20
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              Are you talking about your sincere admiration for the "caught pen"?
  4. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 26 2021 15: 56
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    I have the pleasure of communicating on the forum, including informally, with two Israeli gentlemen and two Israeli ladies.
    The time is still early, they will catch up, I hope they will say something ... It's all from Moscow, Baku, etc., far away, but everything is nearby ...
  5. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 26 2021 21: 00
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    Here you go!
    Someone does not agree with Dmitry, Bakhtiar, Valery and your humble servant, but what is not clear ... sad
    1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
      Kofesan (Valery) April 27 2021 18: 23
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      It doesn't matter how many minuses there are ... 10 ... 20 ... - what's the difference? Even if 100 is not all of Russia ... And ... Whoever silently puts downsides has already lost ...
      It doesn't matter that "YOU" are alone. It is important that "YOU" is not zero.

      1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 27 2021 19: 13
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        Valera hello! I have an awful lot of respect for Stateman! Great artist !!!
        1. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
          Kofesan (Valery) April 27 2021 20: 11
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          I like it too. Hello for you too.
  6. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) April 26 2021 22: 07
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    Quote: Petr Vladimirovich
    Hello colleagues!
    What is interesting, if a tanker is sunk there, only the beaches of Cyprus will suffer, or other countries too?

    - No one will ever drown it, there are no fools ... To light it up little by little is a completely different matter ... You can saw off the propellers ... lol
  7. mimokrokodil Offline mimokrokodil
    mimokrokodil (Den Live) April 26 2021 23: 54
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    yes they (Tehran) have been threatening for a long time, soon in Israel they will start to compose jokes about this
  8. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 27 2021 05: 18
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    - Why is there ... here ... this Iranian tanker is shown here ... - Few of the audience present; who ... - the audience, which in this place tries to speak out, imitate the knowledge of the topic .. - understands oil tankers ... - And personally, I don't understand them either ....
    - But, but, but ... - and it's a no brainer that this tanker is more or less modern and quite functional (there ... - even the fire was quickly extinguished) and it is clear that it is ready for operation again ...
    - Yes, and how great everything is ... - all around ... - all the warm seas and warm expanses of water ... and so on and so on ... - just load further the first-class Iranian oil ... - and carry this oil and carry it along all over the world ...
    - Only now, for some reason, "teachable hedgehogs" never come to their "common clever head" that fact; what ... what ... what ...
    - That only release Iran (this genie) into the world; ... then ... then ... then he (Iran) will quickly build hundreds of such modern tankers (and even better) or order them anywhere ... - And he will simply start flooding the whole world with this excellent first-class oil .. . - Yes, just like that ...
    - And in a very, very short time ... - will become such a super richest and super most modern state ... - with scientific centers and laboratories; with first-class hospitals, super modern hotels, with such a social infrastructure and with such a standard of living for the entire population of Iran; that even China can send (far away) with all its attempt (China's attempt) to oversee and control Iran ... - Well, and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait ... - they will only nervously smoke on the sidelines ...
    - Iran in a very short time ... - will quickly create nuclear weapons (the whole world will only have to hope that "the next Iranian Ayatollah" ... - turns out to be a great humanist) ... - Well, all these are "trifles" ...
    - And what about Russia ??? - And for Russia, what place remains here ??? - Russia, somewhere with its "spread" (Urals); which Russia is already selling below its cost ... - where should Russia go with all this ... ... - And for Russia ... - as always ... - all that remains is ... - to be touched from the outside and rejoice in someone else's happiness ...; which she (as always) "helped" ... with all her might ... - "she stood up for Iran" and with all her might "pulled him into the people" ... - Well, Russia has such a karma .. - "to bring other people's uncles into people" ... - And to continue to fight and "overcome difficulties" ... - to lay the Northern Routes, build icebreakers, break the ice and ... and ... and woe to mourn ... - and keep your people "in a black body" ...
    - Damn, that's what Russia has ... - "its own clumsy happiness" ... - Alas ...
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) April 27 2021 20: 30
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      keep in a black body

      Russia has ... - "its own clumsy happiness"

      I love foreign partners / partners
      Who can’t offer to exchange pictures of Wotsap, well, there are houses, dachas, cars, a garden-garden ...
      To date, only one has agreed, and he is not at home, a rented apartment, but we live like that for half the country, if anything, I’ll move to another
      And so, either the superiors forbid the pensioner, or even silence ...
      Funny ...