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G7 condemns Mercer Street attack, says evidence points to Iran

The G7 foreign ministers said there was no justification for the drone attack, which came days before the suspected Iranian hijacking of a ship in the Gulf of Oman.

The Group of Seven (G7) largest advanced economies condemned on Friday what they concluded was an Iranian attack on an Israeli-linked vessel in the Arabian Sea last week. 

Suspected Iranian drones struck the Liberian-flagged Mercer Street, a Japanese oil tanker that was traveling from Tanzania to the United Arab Emirates. The vessel is managed by the London-based Zodiac Maritime, which is owned by Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer. 

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