Iran Threatens Oil Shipping in the Red Sea

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Lenny Ben David - On Dec. 14, 2020, the BW Rhine fuel tanker was hit with an explosion while unloading at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. It is believed that the Rhine was hit by a robot boat, probably steered by Iran's proxy, the Houthis in Yemen. Several such "suicide boats" have been intercepted in recent months in the Red Sea. Instructions and intelligence are believed to be transmitted from a "mother ship," the Iranian cargo ship Savitz, anchored in the Red Sea.

2020-12-17 00:00:00

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