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May 13, 2019

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Salt the tension in the Persian Gulf after attacks it to four ships

No wounded, but still is not announced as has carried out the incidents

The marine traffic in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman is to risk after the strong denunciation of the governments of the region, between which those of Saudi Arabia, Barhain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Iran let alone of the Parliament of the Arab League, for it attacks to it against four east ships happened yesterday of Fujairah, to out of territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman, that unanimously they are defined sabotage actions even if still is not announced as has carried out the incidents.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, specifying that the incidents have not caused hurt or victims on board of the ships and that not has been some sversamento in chemicals sea of fuel or dangerous, has assured that the necessary measures are assumed all and have been under way investigations in cooperation with local and international authorities. Emphasizing the gravity of sabotage actions that on board threaten safety of the people of commercial ships, the Ministry emiratense has exhorted the international community to assume own responsibilities in order to prevent such actions by subjects that aim to compromise safety of the marine traffic.

Two of the attacked ships are Saudi oil tankers. The minister to the Energy, industry and mining resources of Saudi Arabia, Khaled bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, has confirmed that he attacks have not caused to it neither hurt neither pollution, but has provoked huge damages to the structures of the two ships, of which he was directed in Saudi Arabia in order to load destined crude oil to customers with Saudi Aramco in the United States. "This criminal action - Khaled Al-Falih has declared - represents a serious threat to safety of the marine traffic and affects negatively on the peace and regional and international safety". Moreover the minister has defined absolutely groundless the voices, in particular diffuse - he has specified - from average Iranians and Lebaneses - second which sabotage of the ships has happened in the port of Fujairah, with explosions happened in the port of call, port that instead - he has evidenced - he continues to operate normally.

From part Iranian, the spokesman of the State Department of Tehran, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, has defined "alarming and deplorable" the incidents happened yesterday and has sped up a clarification of the their exact dimensions. Referring to the impact negative of these events on safety of navigation, Mousavi has exhorted to supervise against conspiracies turns to undermine regional safety and has invited the regional States to be alert regarding any adventurism by foreign elements.

"To take aim commercial ships - it has declared the spokesman of the Parliament of the Arab League, Mishaal bin Fahm To - Salamis - a terrorist action constitutes and a serious threat to the international peace and safety, that it demands an immediate and unflinching action of the international community in order to guarantee the commercial exchanges and international the marine traffic and in order to arrest the responsibles of this vile action of sabotage". To - Salamis have specified that "the Arabic Parliament fully supports the United Arab Emirates in the maintenance of safety and the stability and in all the measures necessary in order to safeguard own safety and that of its citizens".

Solidarities to the United Arab Emirates and sentence for the sabotage actions are expressed also by the governments of Egypt, Jordan and Bahrain.

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