May 13 (Nepal Niti)– Saudi Arabia’s energy minister says, two Saudi oil tankers were the targets of a sabotage attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday. The incident near Fujairah pert caused significant damage to the vessels, Khalid al-Falih said in a statement.
The United Arab Emirates said four ships of various nationalities had been hit. However, there were no injuries or deaths. The Iranian foreign ministry said the incidents were worrisome and dreadful and called for a full investigation.
There are great tensions in the area, from where about a fifth of oil that is consumed globally passes. The United States has deployed additional warships there in recent days to counter what is called clear indication of threats from Iran to its forces and maritime traffic in the region.