Fake News Report Falsely Accuses Iran of Striking an Israeli Cargo Ship — Again
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Weeks earlier, the Netanyahu regime falsely accused Iran of an explosion on the privately owned Israeli MV Helios Ray near the Gulf of Oman — en route to Singapore from Saudi Arabia with a cargo of vehicles.
Iran had nothing to do with a technical malfunction aboard ship that caused what happened.
At the time, ship owner Abraham Unger said he didn’t thing what happened was deliberate.
Evidence proved him right.
Once again on Thursday, Israel’s Channel 12 falsely accused Iran of firing a missile at an Israeli-owned cargo ship in the Arabian Sea.
Haaretz and Reuters repeated the fake news. No evidence confirmed it because none exists.
Whatever may have happened, if anything, didn’t keep the vessel from reaching its destination.
When these accusations are made, Iran strongly denies them for good reason. They’re fake news.
No evidence suggests that its IRGC preemptively launches attacks against nations, their vessels, facilities, or other targets.
It’s how the US, NATO, Israel and their imperial partners operate, not the Islamic Republic.
Yet Haaretz reports fake news accusations like the above with no due diligence checking that if done would disprove them.
Separately, China’s Commerce Minister Gao Feng defended his country’s large-scale purchases of Iranian oil.
Beijing will protect its legitimate oil agreements with Iran, he stressed.
It’s undeterred by threatened US sanctions.
China is buying record amounts of Iranian oil. Both nations are geopolitical and economic partners.
Both countries and Russia conducted joint military exercises in the Gulf of Oman and Indian Ocean.
They’re strategic partners.
Biden regime hardliners continue maximum pressure on Iran like their predecessors.
They have no intention of returning to the JCPOA as affirmed by Security Council Res. 2231 or lifting illegally imposed sanctions.
On Wednesday, interventionist Blinken ignored Washington’s breach of the landmark JCPOA by the Trump and Biden regimes.
He continued false accusations against Iran to divert attention from Washington’s numerous breaches of international law in waging war on humanity at home and abroad.
Having done nothing to fulfill its JCPOA obligations and no evidence of a change of policy ahead, Blinken defied reality by falsely saying the Biden regime remains committed to engage “in meaningful diplomacy” with Iran on the landmark agreement.
He and other hardliners in charge of Biden’s geopolitical agenda risk greater wars than already in pursuit of Washington’s geopolitical aims.
Chances of shifting from a war footing to prioritizing peace and stability are virtually nil.
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