Probe Underway After Saudi Oil Tankers Came Under ‘Sabotage Attack’

The UAE has ordered a probe into the sabotage operation against four vessels off its coast on Sunday, with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Gargash saying the investigation was being conducted professionally and all facts will be uncovered. “The UAE received great support following the deliberate sabotage of four vessels in our territorial waters. This is the result of the UAE’s positive attitudes and support for peace and stability worldwide,” Gargash tweeted.

“We have made our great friendships by virtue of our transparency and our positions. The investigation is underway and running professionally, and everything will come to light and we’ll uncover all facts.”

Underlying the regional risk, the GCC secretary-general described the sabotage as a “serious escalation” in an overnight statement. “Such irresponsible acts will increase tension and conflicts in the region and expose its peoples to great danger,” Abdul Lateef Al Zayani said.

Read more at Gulf News

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