A number of Arab countries have announced
their condemnation of the sabotage acts against four commercial ships on Sunday
off the United Arab Emirates' coast.
Bahrain strongly condemned the acts of sabotage, east of Fujairah, describing it as a "criminal act" which aimed at threatening the security and stability of marine navigation, Bahrain News Agency reported.
The Bahraini Foreign Ministry affirmed Bahrain’s solidarity with the UAE in all the measures it takes to preserve its security and safeguard its interests.
It also urged the international community to assume its responsibility, guarantee the safety of marine navigation and confront all attempts to undermine international peace and security.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said it condemns in the strongest terms the incident, and rejects any action that tries to hurt the UAE national security and safety of all its land and sea borders, state's MENA reported.
The ministry, according to an official statement, also stressed Egypt's solidarity with the UAE in facing all challenges and combating attempts aiming at destabilizing the Gulf country.
Concerning Lebanese stance, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said that such acts seriously threaten regional maritime safety and international economic stability.
He slammed the attack as a direct assault on a sisterly Arab state and Arab security, affirming full solidarity with the UAE in particular, and Arab countries in the Arabian Gulf in general.
Yemen's Foreign Ministry condemned the hostile acts, saying that they constitute a direct threat to regional and international security and peace, Yemen News Agency reported.
“Those behind the acts seek to destabilize the region and to undermine the safety, security and stability of the brotherly UAE,” the statement of the foreign ministry read.
The Yemeni ministry also stressed the country's support to the UAE's leadership and people, calling for punishing those involved in such act.
Sufian Al-Qudah, Jordan's Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman affirmed his country’s rejection of any criminal act that threatens the security and safety of maritime traffic, state's news agency Petra reported.
He also said that Jordan stands with the UAE in confronting any attempt aimed at destabilizing its security and stability.