[Global Network News] According to the Associated Press, Irans Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked Saudi Arabia to clarify the destruction of two of its Saudi oil tankers on the 13th. Saudi energy minister said on the same day that two oil tankers in the country were deliberately attacked and seriously damaged.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mousavi said the same day that the safety of shipping and maritime transport in the region is crucial.
Irans state news agency, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), quoted Mousavi on 13 as saying that any carefully planned conspiracy by malicious elements and adventurism by foreign forces should be vigilant in order to avoid undermining stability and security in the region.
How many tankers exploded near the Strait of Hormuz? UAE: Deliberate destruction
The Persian Gulf Strait of Hormuz is the busiest crude oil access road in the world. On December 12th, it was reported that the explosion in Fuchai Port, the United Arab Emirates, which is close to the Strait, caused fires on 7 to 10 oil tankers.
However, the Information Office of the Fuchaila Government of the United Arab Emirates denied the occurrence of a powerful explosion on the 12th, saying that the work of the port was in good order.
According to Reuterslatest news on 13, the Foreign Ministry of the United Arab Emirates said on 12 that four merchant ships were deliberately destroyed near the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates, but no casualties were caused. In a statement, the Ministry of Defence of the United Arab Emirates said that the incident took place near the Emirates of Fuchaila.