General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, denounced
the sabotaging operations of commercial vessels near UAE territorial waters in
the Gulf of Oman, east of the emirate of Fujairah, near regional waters and in
the UAE's economic waters.
General described the act as a serious escalation which demonstrates evil
intents of those who planned and carried it out, undermining the safety of
maritime traffic in the region and threatening the safety and lives of those on
General called on the international community and international organizations
concerned with maritime navigation to assume their political and legal
responsibilities to prevent such acts by any parties attempting to undermine the
maritime traffic safety and security in this vital region, stressing that such
irresponsible acts will increase tension and conflicts in the region and expose
its peoples to great danger.