TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s ambassador the United Nations dismissed the allegation of Tehran’s role in a recent explosion on an Israeli ship as part of attempts to draw attention away from the Zionist regime’s crimes, saying the incident closely resembles a false flag operation.

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“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 the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday, referring to the recent 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 also called on the international community not to lose sight of the “crimes, brutalities and threats” committed by the Tel Aviv regime, particularly “its occupation of Palestine and parts of other countries,” Press TV reported.

He also warned the global community of Israel’s “persistent military adventurism” in a region as volatile as the Middle East.

In conclusion, Takht Ravanchi 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.”