Israel’s accusation of Iran’s involvement in ship attack ‘childish’: Foreign Ministry

The spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry says recent accusations leveled against Tehran by Israel and the United States about attacking an Israeli-owned merchant ship in the Sea of Oman are “childish” and influenced by the Zionist lobby in the United States.

Saeed Khatibzadeh made the remarks in a Sunday press briefing with the Iranian media, when he was asked about Israel and the US accusing Iran of attacking the Israeli-owned merchant ship off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea.

“The illegitimate Zionist entity must stop leveling baseless charges against Iran. This is not the first time that this regime brings up such accusations [against Tehran],” he added.

Khatibzadeh noted that such accusations are leveled by the well-known lobby of the Zionist regime in the United States, adding, “The Zionist regime’s officials must know that such projectionist moves will not help them in any way.”

“We must be very cautious not to fall into traps set by the Zionists and the Quds occupying regime in such cases,” he said, adding, “This regime is at the lowest point of legitimacy and is experiencing the most difficult days of its life.”