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UAE Committed to ‘Transparent’ Probe in Sabotage Operations

UAE Committed to ‘Transparent’ Probe in Sabotage Operations

Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 - 18:30
A technical staff is seen at the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2019. (Reuters)
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The United Arab Emirates welcomed the many international partners that have joined, and requested to join, the international investigation on the recent sabotage operations, which targeted four tankers that carried Emirati, Saudi and Norwegian flags, in UAE regional waters in the Gulf of Oman last week.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a statement stressing "the participation of our international partners confirms the UAE’s commitment to a transparent and impartial investigative process".

The joint investigation is a testament to the international community’s collective commitment to ensuring maritime traffic safety and security, protecting international trade flows, and safeguarding energy supplies, read the statement according to the UAE news agency (WAM).

With the participation of UAE’s international partners, the investigation is still underway and will be allowed to run its full course and take the necessary time.

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