(ETH) – Israel has reportedly struck an Iranian cargo ship affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps according to the Jerusalem Post.

The report details that a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry had confirmed on that the Saviz was lightly damaged from the strike in the Red Sea off the coast of Djibouti after an explosion, adding that the cause of the explosion is under investigation.

“The Saviz civilian ship was stationed in the Red Sea region and the Gulf of Aden to establish maritime security along the shipping lanes and to counter piracy,” said the spokesman.


“This ship practically acted as a logistics station (technical support and logistics) of Iran in the Red Sea, and therefore the specifications and mission of this ship had previously been officially announced.”

The Defense Minister was asked about the alleged attack, where he responded to Channel 12 news that he would not discuss “any of the operations that are taking place in the Middle East and are associated with” Israel.

“The State of Israel must continue to defend itself,” said Gantz. “Wherever we find an operational challenge and operational need we will continue to act.”



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