‘State actor’ behind UAE tanker attacks


The United Arab Emirates has told the UN Security Council that a “state actor” was most likely behind attacks on four tankers off its coast.

The May 12 attacks bore the hallmarks of a “sophisticated and coordinated operation,” according to its report.

The UAE did not say who it thought was behind the attacks, which also targeted vessels from Saudi Arabia and Norway.…

The new UAE-led probe found a “high degree of sophistication” behind the attacks.

“The attacks required the expert navigation of fast boats” which “were able to intrude into UAE territorial waters,” the report stated.

Divers were used to attack the ships using limpet mines in order to cause damage but not cause a major explosion, the presentation stated.

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