Iraq condemns attacks on Saudi airport, 2 vessels in Gulf of Oman

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-14 05:39:41|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BAGHDAD, June 13 (Xinhua) -- Iraq on Thursday strongly condemned the attacks on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport and on two ships in the Gulf of Oman, calling for dialogue to achieve stability in the Middle East.

"Iraq affirms its stance against any aggression and its rejection to escalation in the region, and calls for peaceful solutions to regional crises," the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

It said Iraq rejects the policy of starving peoples, in a signal to sanctions imposed on Iran, as well as harming their security, interference in their affairs and the adoption of military force in solving the Middle East crises.

The ministry concluded that there is a need "to resort to dialogue in order to achieve security and stability in the region," according to the statement.

Earlier in the day, two vessels, including one carrying oil and the other transporting chemicals, were attacked in the Gulf of Oman, off the Iranian coast.

On Wednesday, a missile fired by the Yemeni Houthi militia hit the arrival hall of Saudi Arabia's Abha airport, wounding 26 civilians of different nationalities.

In May, four vessels were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, and the United States believes that Iran was behind the attacks. The accusations were denied by Tehran.