Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 August 2019

Report on tanker attacks to be presented to UN Security Council

US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on May 29 that they were the work of 'naval mines almost certainly from Iran'

UAE Navy boats are seen next to the Saudi tanker Al Marzoqah off the Port of Fujairah, UAE, May 13, 2019. Reuters
UAE Navy boats are seen next to the Saudi tanker Al Marzoqah off the Port of Fujairah, UAE, May 13, 2019. Reuters

The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Norway will present to the UN Security Council on Thursday the results of a joint probe into attacks targeting four tanker vessels off the UAE coast last month, UAE-owned channel Sky News Arabia reported.

The Abu Dhabi-based channel gave no further details.

US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on May 29 that they were the work of "naval mines almost certainly from Iran". Tehran denied the accusations.

The May 12 attacks targeted two Saudi tankers, an Emirati vessel and a Norwegian tanker, causing no casualties.

They occurred off the UAE emirate of Fujairah, which lies just outside the Strait of Hormuz, a vital global oil and gas shipping route.

The strait separates the Gulf Arab states and Iran, which has been embroiled in an escalating war of words with the United States over US sanctions and the US military's regional presence.

Updated: June 6, 2019 02:24 PM

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