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|15 May, 2019

Oman condemns tanker attacks off UAE, urges efforts towards stability

Oman called for joint efforts to avoid incidents harming regional security and stability.

Al Marzoqah tanker is seen off the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2019.

Al Marzoqah tanker is seen off the Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2019.

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DUBAI- Oman condemned on Wednesday "irresponsible" attacks on commercial vessels, including oil tankers, off the United Arab Emirates coast this week and called for joint efforts to avoid incidents harming regional security and stability.

"The Sultanate stresses the importance of joint regional and international efforts to ensure maritime safety and avoiding anything that harms regional stability and security," said a foreign ministry statement published by state news agency ONA.

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(Reporting By Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Ghaida Ghantous) ((aziz.elyaakoubi@thomsonreuters.com; +971552994086; Reuters Messaging: aziz.elyaakoubi.reuters.com@reuters.net))

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