Naval incident in the Sea of Oman - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (13.06.19)

Q : What is your response to the incidents that took place in the Sea of Oman this morning? Has the French naval base in Abu Dhabi been informed?

A : We have learned that a troubling incident involving two tankers in the Sea of Oman took place today, in a context of increasing tensions in the region, as also reflected by the attack targeted against Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia yesterday, which we strongly condemned.

We call on all actors concerned, with whom we are in continuous contact, to exercise restraint and to de-escalate the situation.

We also reaffirm our attachment to the freedom of navigation, which must be safeguarded at all costs.

With respect to your second point, please refer to the Ministry of the Armed Forces.