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Persian Gulf Tensions 2019 [BREAKING NEWS]

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Four commercial vessels have been targeted by "sabotage operations" near territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates, its foreign ministry says.

The sabotage attempt occurred in the Gulf of Oman, the statement said, but the ministry gave no details of what form it took.

https://www.bbc.co.United Kingdom/news/world-middle-east-48245204

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I think it's all mind games, we've seen it happen before, Russian vessels, Russian jets etc. It's just, the US has an Orangutan for a president and I don't now if he grasps how to play the game yet.

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12 minutes ago, realizm said:

Oh wait...

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"United Arab Emirates confirms that four ships anchored in the port have been damaged (by Iran)"

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43 minutes ago, Ibn al-Hussain said:

:salam:

I pray for peace and safety for the region. Any sort of confrontation could lead to utter catastrophy.

I personally think it could be the reverse. Countries such as Bahrain, Wahhabi Arabia, UAE could finally throw down the yokes of being ruled by the unroyal families that traded this dunya for the afterlife. Faster these fake Muslims would cease controlling anything, the better for the entire Umma. 

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Two Saudi oil tankers have suffered “significant damage” in an apparent sabotage attack off the coast of Fujairah, part of the United Arab Emirates, the Saudi energy minister has said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/12/uae-four-merchant-ships-reported-sabotaged

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Earlier on Sunday, Lebanon’s pro-Iran satellite channel Al-Mayadeen, quoting “Gulf sources” falsely reported that a series of explosions had struck Fujairah’s port. State and semi-official media in Iran picked up the report from Al-Mayadeen, which later published the names of vessels it claimed were involved in the incident.

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Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman called the incidents “worrisome and dreadful”, and asked for an investigation into the matter.

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Powerful explosions have been reported in the Emirati port of al-Fujairah, where seven oil tankers are said to have caught fire.

The blasts took place early on Sunday morning, according to the Lebanon-based Al Mayadeen television channel, which reported the development hours later.

It said the seven oil tankers were completely burnt and that firefighters were still trying to extinguish the blaze.

Some social media activists said that American and French aircraft of unspecified type were flying over the port.

Al Mayadeen did not say what had caused the explosions or the fire.

Later, the media office of the government of Fujairah denied the report of the explosions altogether, saying that transit and other activities at the port were underway as usual. Additionally, Brigadier Ali Obaid al-Taniji, the director of the department of civil defense in Fujairah, told the Emarat al-Youm daily that there had been no fire or explosion at the port.

Despite the UAE government’s denial, witnesses have emphasized that the blasts have taken place and some media sources have even went further, identifying a number of oil tankers hit by the explosions by their hull numbers as follows:

 

AMJAD tanker
No.: 9779800

Marzouqah tanker
No.: 9165762

Miraj oil tanker
No.: 9394741

A.MICHEL oil tanker
No.: 9177674

FNSA10 oil tanker 
No.: 9432074

image.pngThe ministry statement was tweeted by the official news agency WAM.

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#عاجل_وام |
الخارجية : تعرض أربع سفن تجارية لعمليات تخريبية قرب المياه الإقليمية للدولة ولا أضرار بشرية pic.twitter.com/YOALCsIpDM

— وكالة أنباء الإمارات (@wamnews) May 12, 2019

 

Earlier this week, a number of powerful explosions rocked Saudi Arabia’s port city of Yanbu’, an important petroleum shipping terminal for the kingdom. Reports, however, fell short of giving any reason for the blasts or possible casualties.

No further details have been made available up to this moment and no group or individual has assumed responsibility for the blasts.

Yanbu' is an important petroleum shipping terminal for Saudi Arabia and home to three oil refineries, a plastics facility and several other petrochemical plants.

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/05/12/595745/UAE-Fujairah-port-explosion-fire

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UAE says four cargo vessels 'sabotaged' off Fujairah coast
Earlier reports by Al Mayadeen and Sputnik exaggerated the scale of the incident and falsely claimed there was a major fire in Port of Fujairah

Four cargo vessels were subjected to "sabotage operations" off the coast of Fujairah, the UAE's Foreign Ministry has said.

The incident took place on Sunday morning near UAE territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman.

It said that there had been no injuries or fatalities on board the vessels and no spill of chemicals or fuel.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation said acts of sabotage on civilian vessels and threatening the safety and lives of those on board "is a serious development".

An investigation is continuing. It did not apportion blame or identify suspects. The nature of the attack was not immediately clear and the names of the vessels and their operators are yet to be released.

But on Monday, the Saudi energy minister Khalid Al Falih confirmed two Saudi oil tankers were among those attacked, suffering "significant damage to the structures of the two vessels".

Earlier, the UAE was the subject of false accounts of an attack after news outlets with links to the Kremlin, Hezbollah and Iran spread claims that a series of explosions had occurred on land at Fujairah’s port.

An image of a flaming tanker purporting to be evidence of the attack was a picture of a tanker called the Kashmir on fire in Jebel Ali in 2009.

“It is weak. It was clear this was fake news," Mr.. Al Rahoomi said. "Everybody can see the location. Something like that you would have been able to see for miles and miles."

Bahrain strongly condemned the sabotage. In a statement by Bahrain News Agency late on Sunday, the Bahraini Foreign Ministry denounced the act, saying it was aimed at threatening the security and stability of marine navigation.

It urged the international community to guarantee the safety of marine navigation and confront all attempts to undermine international peace and security.

Press TV continued broadcasting the interview hours after the reports were denied by UAE authorities and in the absence and any independently verified reports to back up the claims.

Sputnik also continued to report the story prominently alongside the denials.

Quoting Al Mayadeen, Sputnik claimed “seven oil tankers were completely burnt and firefighters were still trying to extinguish the blaze".

Claiming its story was based on unidentified sources in the Gulf, Al Mayadeen later claimed to have obtained names and numbers of the tankers involved.

Press TV continued broadcasting the interview hours after the reports were denied by UAE authorities and in the absence and any independently verified reports to back up the claims.

Sputnik also continued to report the story prominently alongside the denials.

Quoting Al Mayadeen, Sputnik claimed “seven oil tankers were completely burnt and firefighters were still trying to extinguish the blaze".

Claiming its story was based on unidentified sources in the Gulf, Al Mayadeen later claimed to have obtained names and numbers of the tankers involved.

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/uae-says-four-cargo-vessels-sabotaged-off-fujairah-coast-1.860279#7

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that four commercial ships off its eastern coast “were subjected to sabotage operations,” just hours after Iranian and Lebanese media outlets aired false reports of explosions at a nearby Emirati port.

Emirati officials declined to elaborate on the nature of the sabotage or say who might have been responsible. However, the reported incident comes as the U.S. has warned ships that “Iran or its proxies” could be targeting maritime traffic in the region, and as America is deploying an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf to counter alleged threats from Tehran.

The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which oversees the region, did not immediately offer comment on the incident. Emirati officials declined to elaborate while their investigation is ongoing.

The reported sabotage incident comes after the U.S. Maritime Administration warned Thursday that Iran could target commercial sea traffic.

https://www.apnews.com/f8ed00420d42476292a106d26d33ede9

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Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum.

May I live to see the end of House of Sauood.  Insh'Allah the two holy sites will be freed from the impure Nawasib.   

God hasten the appearance of Imam, Al aman al aman ya sahab al zaman.

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah

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It is obvious that if they try to stop Iranian oil exports, Iran will retaliate. Perhaps we are going to see a war now.

May Almighty Lord protect Islamic Republic & grant them the toufeeq to handle this crisis and grant them the victory against the evil forces. 

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