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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid discussed with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken a joint fight against Iranian terror, as well as a real and effective response to the attack on the Japanese tanker Mercer Street in the Arabian Sea, TASS reported, citing the press service of the Jewish department.

Foreign Minister Lapid discussed the July 31 night with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken the attack on a ship in the Arabian Sea, the joint fight against Iranian terror, and the development of a real and effective international response to the tanker incident. Israeli diplomats operate in all relevant arenas and in many capitals seeking international condemnation and reaction, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said.

Lapid also spoke with his UK and Romanian counterparts to discuss the threat posed by Iran.

Earlier, the United States said that the Japanese tanker Mercer Street was attacked off the coast of Oman. Zodiac Maritime confirmed that the incident killed two crew members - a Romanian citizen and a British citizen, allegedly in charge of the ship's security.

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