UAE says ‘sophisticated’ tanker attacks likely the work of a state actor

Introduction – June 7, 2019

Norwegian oil tanker Andrea Victory was one of the four tankers allegedly sabotaged, with a large dent in its stern. Click to enlarge

The United Arab Emirates made a pointed omission on Thursday when it told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that the attacks on four tankers off its coast were likely the work of a ‘state actor’.
Crucially, it did not mention Iran. This is in contrast to the U.S., which in the aftermath of the attacks almost immediately blamed Iran.
Is the UAE’s citing a ‘state actor’, and not Iran, a tacit admission that the tanker attacks may have been a “false flag”?

UAE says ‘sophisticated’ tanker attacks likely the work of a state actor

Reuters – June 6, 2019

The United Arab Emirates told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that attacks on four tankers off its coast on May 12 bore the hallmarks of a “sophisticated and coordinated operation,” most likely by a state actor.

In a document on the U.N. briefing, the UAE joined by Norway and Saudi Arabia did not say who they believed was behind the attacks and they did not mention Iran, which has been accused by the United States of being directly. responsible.

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