Iran warns of ‘conspiracy by ill-wishers,’ urges probe into ‘sabotage attack’ off UAE coast

ran’s Foreign Ministry said it wants clarification of what happened at the UAE port of Fujairah, where four ships were reportedly targeted in a “sabotage operation.”

Sunday’s incident at Fujairah port was “alarming and regrettable,” a spokesman for Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, said in a statement on Monday. He cautioned against “adventurism by foreigners,” which could undermine the region’s stability and security, saying shipping and maritime safety is of paramount importance to Tehran.

Iran wants to know “the exact dimensions” of what happened at the UAE’s port, Mousavi continued. Until all details of the incident are found out, it is crucial to be wary of attempts by “ill-wishers” to disrupt regional security.

The UAE claimed on Monday that a “sabotage attack” took place in waters near the emirate of Fujairah, which is located in the Gulf of Oman just outside the Strait of Hormuz. The incident affected four vessels but didn’t cause any fatalities or oil spills.


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