GCC condemns actions against four ships near UAE waters

File photo of Abdul Latif Al Zayani, the GCC secretary general. (AFP)

The Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States condemned “sabotage operations” of commercial vessels near UAE territorial waters on Sunday.

That “would increase tensions and conflict in the region and jeopardize the interests of their peoples,” Abdul Latif Al Zayani, the GCC secretary general, said in a statement.

Four commercial vessels were targeted by “sabotage operations” near the territorial waters of the UAE without causing casualties, the UAE foreign ministry said on Sunday, without giving details of the nature of the sabotage. 

Egypt condemns actions against four ships 

Egypt’s foreign ministry on Sunday condemned what the UAE called an act of sabotage against four ships near the UAE's territorial waters and said it stood by that country.

In a statement, the ministry said it “condemned all acts that would harm the national security of the UAE” and “stressed the solidarity of the Egyptian government and people with the UAE in confronting all the challenges it may face.”

Four commercial vessels were targeted by “sabotage operations” near the territorial waters of the UAE without causing casualties, the UAE foreign ministry said on Sunday, without giving details of the nature of the sabotage.

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