Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blames Iran for the blast that hit an Israeli-owned cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman last week. Interviewed by Israel’s public broadcaster Kan, Netanyahu said, “This is indeed an action by Iran, it is clear.” Asked whether Israel would retaliate the attack on the ship, Netanyahu sidestepped the issue, saying simply that Iran “is Israel’s biggest enemy and we are striking them across the region.”
Netanyahu then added that Israel has told the United States it will not allow Iran to have nuclear weapons, no matter what the terms are of any potential deal. “The Iranians will not have nuclear weapons, with or without an agreement. I said that to my friend [US President Joe] Biden as well,” Netanyahu stated.