The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat says evidence his country possesses indicates that recent attacks against oil tankers inside UAE waters were "state-sponsored."
Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan didn't name the state, but said his country wants to work with other nations to prevent a further escalation of tensions in the region.
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Al Nahyan said after talks with Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides on Saturday that the UAE presented this evidence to the U.N. Security Council in a "very technical, open and transparent" manner.
He said the UAE's conclusion is that these were "state-sponsored attacks."