Naval incidents in the Gulf of Oman - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (14.06.19)

Q : What information do you have on the attack on two oil tankers Thursday in the Gulf of Oman? Do you, like the United States, believe that Iran bears responsibility for this attack?

Q : What is your assessment of the video the Americans provided on the incidents in the Gulf of Oman?

A : We were deeply concerned to learn of the attack on two oil tankers yesterday in the Gulf of Oman and we condemn that attack. These incidents will fuel the already strong tensions in the region.

It is necessary and urgent to get to the bottom of these events. France is in touch with its key partners for that purpose.

We reaffirm our commitment to regional security and stability and to the freedom of navigation, which must absolutely be preserved.

France reiterates its call to all the relevant actors, with which it is in constant touch, to exercise restraint and de-escalate the situation.