Saudi Oil Tankers Damaged in “Sabotage Attack” Off UAE Coast

HeadlineMay 13, 2019

As tensions rise in the Gulf region, Saudi Arabia is claiming two of its oil tankers were damaged in what it describes as a “sabotage attack” off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The Saudi energy minister said one of the ships was due to pick up Saudi oil to deliver to the United States. The attacks reportedly caused damage to the vessels but no casualties or oil spills. Last week, the U.S. warned that “Iran or its proxies” could be targeting ships in the region. Iran responded to the latest news by warning about a “conspiracy orchestrated by ill-wishers” to undermine the region.

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