Iran responsible for oil tanker attacks: Al-Mouallimi

Saudi Permanent Representative to the UN Abdullah bin Yahya

NEW YORK — Ambassador Abdullah Al-Mouallimi, permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, has affirmed that there is enough evidence to prove that the coordinated attacks on four oil tankers on May 12 off the port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates bore the hallmarks of a sophisticated and coordinated operation consistent with the usual behavior of the Iranian regime.

Al-Mouallimi made the remarks while addressing a joint press conference along with delegates of the UAE and Norway on Thursday evening following the briefing at the UN Security Council session on the preliminary findings of the investigation into the attacks on the oil tankers.

“The responsibility lies on the shoulders of Iran,” he said while citing history of Iran’s sponsoring of terrorism, sabotage and spread of chaos in many places.

Al-Mouallimi urged the Security Council to deal with this situation as well as those involved in the attacks through reflecting the will of the world community and not remain passive toward such behavior. — SG/SPA