17 May 2019
On Monday, the representatives of Saudi Arabia issued a statement, according to which an attack on two oil tankers off the coast of UAE is a deliberate attempt to sabotage the security of commodity exports. It is also noted that this action was due to the strained relations between Iran and the United States, which is embroiled in a massive war of words.
In addition, near the Emirate of Fujairah, unknown persons attacked four commercial vessel, however, the incident left no comments with additional details. At the moment the U.S. military left the Iranian regions in that time, as the court requires to conduct investigations relating to incidents. It is believed that the attackers may be some saboteurs with third parties wishing to inflame the already engendered the conflict in the background undermined the security of the Persian Gulf.
In turn, British foreign Minister Jeremy hunt dictated a number of warnings about the possible risks of unintended escalation of tension between Tehran and Washington. They are caused mainly by the fact that one-fifth of the oil supply passes through this Strait. However, the revolutionary guard threatens to close it in case of its isolation.