Al-Otaibi: UNSC strongly condemns attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman

UN Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi.

The UNSC strongly condemned the recent attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to UN Ambassador Mansour Al­Otaibi said Friday.

All UNSC members unanimously called the incident a criminal act and violation to international law, Al­Otaibi stated to reporters following the Council’s consultations session on latest agendas regarding the attack in the Gulf of Oman.

“We would want to see thorough, impartial, and objective investigation to take place, and know who stands behind these actions,” said the Kuwaiti diplomat.

He also expressed appreciation and support to UNSC’s stand toward the incident and affirmed keenness to discuss the issue.

Replying to a question on what went during today’s session, Al­Otaibi said no proposals and decisions have been made yet by the Council to commission any particular body to carry out an investigation.

Explosions ripped through two oil tankers, Norwegian and Singaporean, in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.

Source: KUNA