Iran reacts to sabotage act on 4 ships off UAE waters

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An Emirati coast guard vessel passes an oil tanker off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.- AP
An Emirati coast guard vessel passes an oil tanker off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.- AP

OIC has also strongly condemned the sabotage of commercial vessels near UAE's territorial waters.

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Published: Mon 13 May 2019, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 14 May 2019, 3:45 PM

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi expressed Tehran's concern about the Sunday (May 12) sabotage operations against 4 oil ships off UAE waters on the security of shipping and maritime transport, warning against plots against regional security and stability.
Also read: Arab states condemn sabotage act on ships off UAE waters
In a statement on Monday (May 13), Mousavi expressed concern about explosion at the Oman Sea affecting the oil tankers, calling for clarifying dimensions of the sabotage on some oil tankers.
The Iranian diplomat expressed concern about sabotaging the oil tankers, saying, regretful incident happened for some ships on Sunday.
The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, has strongly condemned the sabotage of commercial vessels near the territorial waters of the UAE in the Gulf of Oman.
In a statement on May 13, the OIC said that this sabotage action threatens the security and safety of international maritime traffic, calling on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities to ensure maritime traffic and safety, and to ensure the stability of the security of the region.



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