Highlights Vessel Mercer Street targeted by armed drone on July 29 Attack killed two crew members amid heightened risk in Gulf Israel, US are considering ‘appropriate next steps’ Tehran — Iran denied its alleged involvement in a deadly drone attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman, state television reported Aug. 1, as the US and Israel discussed “the appropriate next steps” following the July 29 incident. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “First of all, the illegitimate existence of the occupier regime should stop making accusations. This is not the first time for such allegations against the Islamic Republic,” foreign spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh was quoted as saying by state TV. Israel’s prime minister Naftali Bennett blamed Iran for the drone attack on vessel Mercer Street that killed two people amid heightened risk to shipping in the region after […]