UAE Places Priority On Deescalation After Sabotage On Ships

DUBAI, United Arab Emirate, May 16 (NNN-WAM) — A senior official of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said that, the UAE’s priority is need for deescalation, caution and good judgement, after attacks on Saudi tankers and other vessels, off the coast of the UAE, earlier this week.

Anwar Gargash, UAE minister of state for foreign affairs, emphasised UAE’s commitment to regional peace and stability, at a press briefing in Dubai.

“This is our region, the escalation isn’t in UAE’s interest,” he told journalists.

The UAE is investigating with the United States, France and other countries, into the sabotage attacks and the results would be concluded “within days, not weeks,” he added.

On Sunday, the UAE announced that four commercial vessels of various nationalities were targeted by sabotage, near the country’s territorial waters, off the port of Fujairah.

Saudi Arabia confirmed that, two of its oil tankers were part of the sabotage attacks.– NNN-WAM