U.N. Security Council to discuss deadly tanker attack on Friday

Britain told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that it was "highly likely" that Iran used one or more drones to carry out the tanker attack last week

  
Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon addresses the U.N. Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including Palestine, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, U.S., December 8, 2017.

Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon addresses the U.N. Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including Palestine, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, U.S., December 8, 2017.

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NEW YORK- Britain will discuss a deadly tanker attack off the coast of Oman during a closed-door United Nations Security Council on Friday, diplomats said, but the 15-member body is not expected to take any action.

Britain told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that it was "highly likely" that Iran used one or more drones to carry out the tanker attack last week, which killed two crew members - a Briton and a Romanian. Tehran has denied involvement. 

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols) ((michelle.nichols@tr.com; Twitter: @michellenichols))


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