Senior IDF officer: Iran tried to drone strike two vessels in Arabian Sea last month

The Times of Israel reports: “The head of the military’s Operations Directorate, Maj. Gen. Oded Basiuk, revealed Wednesday that Iran had twice attempted to attack Israeli-linked vessels in the Arabian Sea in the past month.

His remarks came after Israel accused Iran of attacking an Israeli-linked tanker in early February, a strike that the ship’s operator said caused ‘minor’ damage.

‘Iran is not just Israel’s problem. And I’m not just talking about the nuclear threat. For example, the distribution of UAVs and the violation of international freedom of navigation in the region,’ Basiuk said at a conference hosted by the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.

‘In the last month, Iran tried twice to attack vessels in the Arabian Sea and failed, and it did so using drones, which we also see being used in the Ukraine-Russia war,’ he said. ‘Iran poses a danger to the security and stability of the entire region.’

He didn’t provide further details on when exactly the incidents occurred or what had transpired that led to the failure…”

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