Syria condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist act that targeted Iranian private merchant ship, Shahr Kurd, last Wednesday in the international waters of the Mediterranean on its way to Europe.

Iran PressMiddle East: An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the hostile act and international piracy, which doesn’t rule out to be perpetrated by Israel, violates the rules of international law, maritime navigation, and international agreements governing freedom of navigation.

The source added that the repetition of those aggressive acts, the ninth of its kind, in international waters, aims to harm Iranian ships, strike its commercial interests, and continue to implement the illegitimate US sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Syrian Arab Republic.

The source considered that such illegal acts against maritime navigation's safety and security would not have taken place without US implicit approval of such grave violations of international law.

Last Wednesday, an Iranian merchant ship came under a terrorist attack in the Mediterranean Sea's international waters, which caused a partial fire controlled by the ship’s crew.

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