Albanian PM says tanker attacks ‘engineered provocation by Iran’

An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman, in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran, June 13, 2019. (Reuters)

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said the attacks on the oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman seem “to be a typical engineered provocation by Iran to escalate tensions.”

“These attacks in the Gulf of Oman are a serious threat to international peace and energy security. Albania stands firm with United States, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and UAE against what it seems to be a typical engineered provocation by Iran to escalate tensions,” he tweeted.

Two tankers were hit in attacks in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, a month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the region were struck.
 

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