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Iranian Drone Strike Kills Two Off Omani Coast

August 6, 2021

Episode Notes:

Last week, Iran attacked a commercial tanker in the north Arabian Sea with a one-way explosive drone. The strike against the Mercer Street, operated by an Israeli-owned firm, killed two people onboard, a British national and a Romanian citizen.

Barbara Slavin joins the Warcast to discuss the attack. Barbara is the director of the Future of Iran Initiative and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.

[ 0:00 ] What are some of the things that stood out to you about the drone attack on MV Mercer Street?

[ 0:00 ] Who do you suspect made the decision to launch a drone attack against the Mercer? Do you think it came from the highest levels of the Iranian government?

[ 0:00 ] What will you be paying attention to in the next few days as this story either escalates or dies out?

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