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UAE: Convincing evidence lacking regarding Gulf tanker attacks

UAE: Convincing evidence lacking regarding Gulf tanker attacks

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The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that “clear, scientific and convincing” evidence was required on recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf region. Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who was speaking in Moscow at a press conference with his Russian counterpart that was broadcast on Al Arabiya TV, also called for de-escalation of tensions in the region. “Expanding international cooperation to protect ships in waterways was discussed,” the UAE official said. He added that the UAE is interested in keeping sea routes open. “We discussed with Russian officials recent attacks in the Gulf of Oman. These attacks are subversive operations.” UAE foreign minister had discussed escalating tensions between the US and Iran with Russian officials in Moscow today. “Gulf countries should be included in any new deal on Iran’s nuclear programme in order to ensure its success,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow…
Source: UAE: Convincing evidence lacking regarding Gulf tanker attacks

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