An Iranian ship believed to be used by Iran’s elite military force was attacked near Saudi Yemeni waters on Tuesday, both US and Iranian officials said, amid escalating conflict between Iran and its regional enemies. .
Saviz’s attack, which US authorities and others in the region believe will be used to gather intelligence from the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was attacked in the Red Sea on Tuesday, officials said. The attack came when international talks on resuming the Iran-US nuclear deal began in Vienna.
The attack came after revelations last month, reported by The Wall Street Journal, that Israel had targeted ships carrying fuel and weapons from Iran to Syria over the past 18 months. At least a dozen ships were targeted, according to the Journal̵
It was still unclear who attacked Saviz. Israeli authorities declined to comment.
“We are known for media reports of an incident with Saviz in the Red Sea,” a Pentagon spokesman said. “We can confirm that no American forces were involved in the incident. We have no additional information to provide. “