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Did MV Saviz attack involve Saudi Arabian intelligence?

8th April 2021 - 13:57 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


A file image of MV Saviz. (Photo: PRESS TV)

An apparent attack on an Iranian military logistics vessel was the latest in series of maritime incidents in waters off the Arabian Peninsula.

Debate continues to swirl around the causes of an explosion on the MV Saviz in the Red Sea on 6 April, with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessel widely considered to be a key floating logistics facility for Tehran’s regional operations. 

In the days since, international media have widely covered the potential parties involved. For example, The New York Times, citing a US official, reported that Israel had notified Washington that Israeli forces were involved in the attack. 

Following the attack, Iranian officials confirmed that the incident had taken place. 

When contacted by Shephard, an IDF spokesperson declined

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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