Syria condemns the terrorist attack that targeted Iranian ship in the Mediterranean

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Syria has condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist act that targeted the Iranian container ship Shahre E. Kord last Wednesday in the international waters of the Mediterranean. 
 
An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates declared on Tuesday that this  hostile act of  international piracy, which Israel might be behind ,violates the rules of international law, maritime navigation and international agreements that govern freedom of navigation.
 
It added that the repetition of these 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 Iran and Syria.
 
The source considered that such illegal acts against the safety and security of maritime navigation would not have taken place without US implicit approval of such grave violations of international law.
 
Last Wednesday, an Iranian 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.
 
Basma Qaddour
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