(RepublicanInformer.com)- Israeli military forces attacked a military ship linked to Iranian spying activities on Tuesday, in yet another anti-Iran attack from one of America’s greatest allies.
Israel appears to be keeping up the pressure on Iran now that President Donald Trump has left office and President Joe Biden is capitulating to the Islamist state.
Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, has escalated tensions against the United States and Israel in recent years, and also announced last month that its military scientists had enriched uranium to 20% – a major step towards developing a nuclear weapon.
Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Jessica McNulty confirmed that they were “aware of media reporting of an incident involving the Saviz in the Red Sea.”
“We can confirm that no U.S. forces were involved in the incident,” she added, saying that they have “no additional information to provide.”
During the Trump era, the United States and Israel were united and unified on their military approach. During the Biden era, Israel and the United States appear significantly less united on their approach to terroristic states like Iran.
Iranian officials confirmed that their ship was attacked, and a U.S. official spoke anonymously to the New York Times (they really do love anonymous sources) saying that the Israeli military notified the United States that they had attacked the Iranian ship. American officials believe that the ship was being used for espionage purposes by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
It comes as the United States prepares to lift all sanctions placed on Iran, many of which during the Trump era, in an effort to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the “Iran Nuclear Deal.”
Representatives from Europe met in Vienna on Tuesday to discuss a possible return to compliance with the JCPOA, with Iran refusing to engage directly in talks with the United States until all sanctions are lifted.
Israel has attacked several Iranian ships carrying weapons and oil across the Red Sea and the Mediterranean since 2019, with Iran repeatedly retaliating by attacking Israeli shops.