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10/12, 6:51 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Iran to respond appropriately to tanker attack - official

Although it will make no move before the Friday's incident is fully clarified, Iran on Saturday vowed to respond appropriately to the alleged attack on one of the National Iranian Oil Company's tankers.

"An appropriate response will be given to the designers of this cowardly attack, but we will wait until all aspects of the plot are clarified," Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabei told the media, adding that Tehran would certainly "avoid haste" in responding to what it claims was an attack by Saudi Arabia.

The incident, which took place some 60 miles off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, caused leakage of the vessel's cargo, which has since been stopped. Riyadh has thus far been silent with regard to accusations.

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