Syria strongly condemns terrorist act against Iranian ship in the Mediterranean

Damascus, Syria condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist act that targeted Iranian private merchant ship, Shahr Kurd, last Wednesday in the international waters of the Mediterranean on its way to Europe.

An official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the hostile act and international piracy, which doesn’t rule out to be perpetrated by Israel, violates the rules of international law, maritime navigation and international agreements governing freedom of navigation.

The source added that the repetition of those aggressive acts, the ninth of its kind, in international waters, aims to harm Iranian ships, strike its commercial interests, and continue to implement the illegitimate US sanctions imposed on Islamic Republic of Iran and Syrian Arab Republic .

The source considered that such illegal acts against the safety and security of maritime navigation would not have taken place without US  approval of such grave violations of international law.

last Wednesday, an Iranian merchant ship came under a terrorist attack in the international waters of Mediterranean Sea, which caused a partial fire that was controlled by the ship’s crew.

 

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency