Iranian news agency: IRGC special forces seized an Israeli-linked ship in the Strait of Hormuz

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Iranian news agency: IRGC special forces seized an Israeli-linked ship in the Strait of Hormuz

While not only Israel, but also the United States are preparing for the promised “retaliation strike” in response to the Israeli air raid on the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Tehran seems to have decided to act asymmetrically. At the same time, the Iranian military used tactics that have been used for several months by the Yemeni Houthis, who attack and board merchant ships in the Red Sea associated with the United States, Great Britain, Israel and other countries of the Western military coalition in the Middle East.

The Israeli edition of the Times of Israel reported that special forces of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized the container ship MSC Aries in the Strait of Hormuz. Although the ship was sailing from the UAE to India under a Portuguese flag, it is known to be associated with London-based Zodiac Maritime, which is part of Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer's Zodiac Group. Earlier, the Royal Navy's Maritime Trade Coordination Center reported an incident 50 nautical miles northeast of the city of Fujairah in the UAE.



Judging by the video published on social networks, the IRGC troops landed on the ship without a parachute from a Mi-17 helicopter.



The official news agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran, IRNA, provided final clarity on this incident. The agency's publication reports that special forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps SNSF captured the container ship MCS Aries in the Strait of Hormuz.

A source in the IRGC Navy confirmed the seizure of a foreign ship associated with the Zionist regime in the waters of the Persian Gulf. A ship associated with the Zionist regime is now heading into our country's territorial waters

- says the IRNA publication.

Israel's reaction to the Iranian military's seizure of a commercial vessel is still unknown. Earlier, the Israeli command, commenting on Tehran's warnings about retaliatory actions to airstrikes on the embassy in Damascus, stated that Iran would most likely attack military targets in Israel, possibly in the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights. In this case, the IDF and the Israeli foreign intelligence service Mossad developed a response plan.

Obviously, they have not yet decided how to respond to the incident with a civilian ship in Tel Aviv. After all, there is no way to consider this a declaration of war by Iran. The most we can talk about is “international piracy” on the part of Tehran.

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  1. +9
    April 13 2024 15: 37
    But the answer is slowly coming, but where it seems they didn’t expect it... Coupled with Turkey’s threat to the States, everything is taking on not the most rosy prospects... There’s a conflict, there’s a conflict, there’s a conflict... The world is stubbornly moving towards a third world war... am
    1. +3
      April 13 2024 16: 26
      Loot the containers and sink the ship... Or burn it!
      1. -2
        April 13 2024 16: 36
        Heyarr! (...............)
  2. +13
    April 13 2024 15: 37
    In the event of a conflict between Iran and the West, this very strait may even be blocked. Taking into account the fact that the Yemenis are living in a nightmare from the other end of the Arabian Peninsula, prices for oil, and most importantly for gas, can skyrocket significantly. Europe will be "very happy"
    1. +8
      April 13 2024 16: 23
      Well, Europe has decided to do without cheap gas, so let it live without cheap oil. For the sake of democracy, you can sit without eating.
  3. +8
    April 13 2024 15: 37
    Unload it in an Iranian port, pack it full of explosives and blow it up at full speed, after sending it to the Israeli coast, or drive it as close as possible to a US aircraft carrier and blow it up!
    1. +1
      April 13 2024 15: 44
      and explode at full speed, after first directing it to the Israeli coast

      A little geographically impossible)
      1. -1
        April 15 2024 04: 47
        Quote: Serhio250381
        A bit geographically impossible

        Does Israel have no coast?
        1. 0
          April 15 2024 20: 39
          Iran and Israel do not have a common coastline or water)
          1. 0
            April 15 2024 20: 48
            Quote: Serhio250381
            Iran and Israel do not have a common coastline or water

            This is not necessary. It seems that the plan was to send the tanker to someone else’s coast, and not to the common one.
  4. +1
    April 13 2024 15: 39
    I wonder what kind of cargo is in the containers on this ship, and when will the crew be released? I am sure that among the team there are neither Jews nor Americans - but just a hodgepodge from all over the world who works here and there.
    1. kig
      0
      April 15 2024 03: 29
      Quote from monetam
      what kind of cargo is in the containers on this ship

      There are 14500 of these containers, you can’t remember them all.
    2. kig
      0
      April 15 2024 03: 41
      Quote from monetam
      but just a hodgepodge from all over the world

      17 Indians, 4 Filipinos, 2 Pakistanis, 1 Russian and 1 Estonian - possibly also Russian-speaking
  5. +1
    April 13 2024 15: 53
    And the MI17 helicopter, which means we are waiting for accusations against us.
  6. +6
    April 13 2024 15: 54
    And I would suggest that this is perhaps an imitation of the answer. Well, in fact, who can limit Iran in terms of response - no one. Let Israel come to the conclusion that this morning's fireworks from Hezbollah were the answer, 40-50 old rockets, or, for example, this seizure of transport. A week will pass, then another, and when Israel believes that the answer has taken place, that this was the answer, then and only then will there be a real answer. Because Iran doesn't need to hit the sweet spot by wasting missiles and drones; because Israeli air defense is now ready for anything. But a real blow should be a knockout blow, a real blow should not be a giveaway to American information provocations. Therefore, I think that Iran’s response is still to come - this is just an easy warm-up.
    1. -2
      April 13 2024 16: 41
      No, it will not be possible to recall Iran’s past responses for similar acts.
  7. +3
    April 13 2024 15: 59
    A source in the IRGC Navy confirmed the seizure of a foreign ship associated with the Zionist regime in the waters of the Persian Gulf. A ship associated with the Zionist regime is now heading into our country's territorial waters

    - says the IRNA publication.
    It’s not quite the same thing as destroying a diplomatic consulate, but it’s not bad, as long as there are no casualties. The Iranian fleet of floating bases has been replenished with a new vessel, I hope not the last. good drinks
    1. -11
      April 13 2024 16: 42
      What's not bad? This is normal piracy.
      1. +2
        April 13 2024 19: 01
        What's not bad? This is normal piracy.
        Piracy is when there is no reason at all, and in the case of Israeli ships it is called a war trophy. By the way, the Iranians make excellent floating bases good drinks
        1. +4
          April 13 2024 19: 03
          What's not bad? This is normal piracy.
          Then the shelling of the Iranian embassy in Damascus can be safely called an act of terrorism and an attack on a sovereign state and a provocation of hostilities that are expected in advance by the Israeli side in support of its national genetic national idea.
        2. -1
          April 13 2024 21: 05
          In any case, this is piracy, no matter how you justify it, as for Israel’s actions, yes, he is also wrong, you cannot bomb embassies. The seizure of a civilian ship is also terrorism at the state level.
          1. 0
            April 13 2024 21: 17
            By the way, cargo carriers were warned in advance about the danger of visiting the Red Sea by ships that are involved in the activities of Israeli companies and businessmen. So the Israelis are setting themselves up so that after they can blame someone for the attack. Judicial reform seems to be only on the territory of Israel and does not concern the countries of the Arab world. By the way, they could introduce new amendments to the Torah and Tolmud on October 7, 2023.
            1. kig
              0
              April 15 2024 03: 31
              Quote: oppozite28
              cargo carriers were warned in advance about the danger of visiting the Red Sea

              Container ship taken at the exit from the Persian Gulf
      2. +2
        April 13 2024 22: 27
        Isn't the seizure of Iranian tankers and dry cargo ships by Americans piracy? )))
        1. 0
          April 14 2024 12: 26
          Quote from gms
          Isn't the seizure of Iranian tankers and dry cargo ships by Americans piracy? )))

          And this is the same “one must understand something else!” laughing
      3. +2
        April 13 2024 23: 43
        And what is wrong? the Zionists are despondent... Who would blather!
  8. -11
    April 13 2024 16: 18
    But such a story is usually considered piracy. Although - you need to look at the maritime code
    1. +4
      April 13 2024 23: 45
      These are just childish pranks compared to the Zionist project. There is not a single international law that has not been violated by the Zionists. The Zionist project will soon be closed. The dreams of billions of people are coming true.
  9. +5
    April 13 2024 16: 26
    He is known to be associated with the London-based company Zodiac Maritime, which is part of the Zodiac Group of Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer

    And which of the Marimans doesn’t know Zodiac Group Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer Zodiac Group, The Ofer (Gershkovich) family is one of the richest Jewish and Israeli families. The master (captain) must be interviewed by one of their clan representatives.
  10. +6
    April 13 2024 16: 32
    There is no need to rush, let them prepare the answer well and be so eager that the Zionist fascists will then bury the corpses for two weeks.
  11. -4
    April 13 2024 16: 33
    And what does “bound” mean - a Jewish sailor?
  12. -1
    April 13 2024 17: 28
    It seems like a useful thing, but they punished a Jewish oligarch, but the Jewish state needs to be punished.
    1. +2
      April 13 2024 23: 46
      The worst thing is to ruin the economy, to slowly cook a frog.
  13. -2
    April 13 2024 20: 48
    After all the cries for retribution, a “powerful” answer was given - they seized a civilian ship. laughing
    1. +4
      April 13 2024 23: 49
      Oh how funny! but in reality there is probably no time for smiles there now, for the unfortunate Zionist fascists. All the regiments have been swept away and are waiting with fear for the Iranians to fuck them up. They are not allowing the genocide of Palestinians to be completed normally. They force Zionist small animals to crawl into a hole