UNITED NATIONS (Dispatches) -- Iran’s ambassador the United Nations has dismissed claims of Iranian role in an alleged recent explosion on an Israeli ship, saying the allegations are part of attempts to distract attention from the Zionist regime’s crimes and that the incident resembles a false flag operation.
"The incident has all the characteristic of a complicated false flag operation carried out by actors in order to pursue their malign policies and to advance their illegitimate objectives,” Majid Takht Ravanchi said in a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, referring to the alleged explosions on board MV Helios Ray cargo ship in the Sea of Oman.
"The Israeli regime that threatens Iran on an almost daily basis, desperately attempts, through accusing Iran as well as playing victim to distract attention away from all its destabilizing acts and malign practices across the region,” the ambassador added.
Takht Ravanchi called on the international community not to lose the sight of "crimes, brutalities and threats” committed by Tel Aviv, particularly "its occupation of Palestine and parts of other countries”.
He also warned the global community of the occupying regime of Israel’s "persistent military adventurism” in a region as volatile as the Middle East.
Takht Ravanchi further stressed that Tel Aviv must "be held accountable for all such unlawful and reckless activities and also be reminded that it will bear all consequences as a result of any possible miscalculation.”