Iraq strongly condemns the sabotage of the four ships in the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates. Iraq affirms the solidarity with our brothers in the UAE in facing challenges and confronting all attempts to destabilize their security, stability and the safety of their citizens.

Iraq believes that the sabotage of these ships threatens the security of the entire Gulf because the region’s insecurity affects all the countries of the region. We therefore stress the importance of concerted efforts to confront any threat and to take measures to preserve the security and stability of this region.

We also call upon the countries of the region and the international community to pursue a policy of calm and joint cooperation to contribute effectively to ensuring the safety of the ships and the navigation in the Gulf region, affecting the interests of the countries of the region and the international trade movement.

Iraqi Foreign Ministry