Iran Denies Claim From Pentagon That Drone Targeting Chem Pluto Was Fired From Iran
British maritime security firm Ambrey said that the Chem Pluto was affiliated with Israel. The vessel was traveling from Saudi Arabia to India.
TEHRAN - After the Pentagon claimed that the one-way attack drone that targeted the Liberian-flagged and Netherlands-operated chemical tanker "Chem Pluto" near India was fired from Iran, Iran's Foreign Ministry called the allegation "baseless" and denied the claims.
After the incident, a Pentagon spokesman had said, "The motor vessel CHEM PLUTO, a Liberia-flagged, Japanese-owned, and Netherlands-operated chemical tanker was struck at approximately 10 a.m. local time (6 a.m. GMT) today in the Indian Ocean, 200 nautical miles from the coast of India, by a one-way attack drone fired from Iran".