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Tensions in the Gulf region: Emirates report Sabotage to ships

off the coast of the United Arab Emirates were acts of sabotage at several civilian merchant ships. The Gulf state said. Several Arab States have condemned the actions.

The tensions in the Gulf Region to take more. On Sunday, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported that four civilian merchant ships had become in front of their coast in international waters, the victim of "sabotage". No further Details were given.

In the Region have increased tensions due to the conflict between the Gulf littoral state, Iran, with the US solid. The USA have recently announced the relocation of an aircraft carrier and a bomber squadron in the Middle East with threats of Iran is justified.

Egypt promises assistance

The UAE is among several States on the Arabian Peninsula, belonging to the Gulf cooperation Council. Also Saudi Arabia is a member of the organization. The Kingdom is a U.S. ally and arch rival of Iran, with which it is struggling to maintain influence in the Region.

Against this Background, several governments of Arab States have condemned the alleged "Sabotage operations". They would escalate "tensions and conflicts in the Region," said Abdul Al-Sajani, Secretary-General of the Gulf cooperation Council. The Egyptian Ministry of foreign Affairs assured the UAE's solidarity. The government in Cairo will help the country with all the challenges, which the UAE to do it maybe get.

Atlas |United Arab Emirates |Abu Dhabi

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