Regional condemnation on the acts of sabotage targeting four vessels near UAE’s territorial waters

After the acts of sabotage targeting four commercial vessels near territorial waters and in the economic waters of the United Arab Emirates, many of the regional countries and governments have announced their condemnations on the acts.

Arab Parliament condemn the acts

The Speaker of the Arab parliament Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami has condemned in the strongest terms the targeting of four vessels of multi nationality in acts of sabotage near UAE’s territorial waters off the coast of the Emirate of Fujairah.

The speaker said in a statement the targeting of commercial vessels is a terrorist act and a serious threat to international peace and security which requires an immediate and decisive action from international community to secure international trade and navigation lines and to hold accountable the perpetrators of this cowardly act of sabotage.

He affirmed the full support of the Arab Parliament for the United Arab Emirates in maintaining its security and stability and all measures being taken to protect its security and the safety of its citizens.

Yemeni government condemns the acts

The Republic of Yemen has condemned the acts of sabotage targeting four commercial vessels near territorial waters and in the economic waters of the United Arab Emirates.

An official source at the Foreign Ministry said in a statement that these acts of violence represent a direct threat to regional and international security and peace, and those who stand behind them seek to destabilize the region and undermine the security, safety and stability of the United Arab Emirates.

The statement, which was broadcast by the official Yemeni News Agency (SABA), stressed Yemen’s stand by the UAE, affirming the need to hold accountable and punish anyone involved in this cowardly sabotage.

Arab League SG condemns the acts

The Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit has condemned in the strongest terms the acts of sabotage that targeted four commercial vessels near the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates including two Saudi oil tankers in the Arabian Gulf, stressing that these criminal acts constitute a serious violation of the freedom and safety of trade and maritime transport routes that would raise the level of escalation in the region.

Spokesman of the Secretary-General Mahmoud Afifi said today that Aboul Gheit considers the threats to the land or sea borders, or transportation and trade routes of any Arab member of the Arab League an unacceptable violation of Arab national security.

In this regard, he stressed full solidarity with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in confronting any attempt to undermine their security or the security of navigation in the Arabian Gulf, as well as any actions being taken by the two countries.

Bahrain, Egypt and Jordan condemns the acts

A number of Arab countries today denounced subjecting four commercial cargo ships near UAE territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman, east of Fujairah, and in the economic waters of the UAE to sabotage operations.

In separate statements, each of Bahrain, Egypt and Jordan described the event as a serious development and escalation that reflects evil intents of the sides who planned and executed those operations putting the safety of navigation in the region to a great jeopardy and threatening the lives of civil crews working on sea vessels.

The three countries’ foreign ministries expressed support by the side of the UAE, and called on the world community and international authorities in charge of maritime navigation to practice their political and legal responsibilities to prevent any parties from tampering the security and safety of maritime navigation in this vital region, confirming that such irresponsible activities are doomed to increase the degree of tension and struggle in the region and jeopardize the interests of their peoples.

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