In first statement of its kind, Syria rejects Threats To Naval Traffic In Persian Gulf
Syria expressed its rejection of any acts that would hinder the navigation traffic in the Persian Gulf, stressing the importance of respecting rules of the international law through guaranteeing freedom of navigation for all and avoiding any measures that would violate these rules.
In a statement released on Friday, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Syria expresses its rejection of any acts that would hinder the navigation traffic in the Persian Gulf, which would leave negative impacts on all countries of the region.
“Syria calls on the parties to have self- composure as the escalation of tension in the Gulf does not serve the interest of the regions,” the source said, adding that having dialogue away from any foreign interference will undoubtedly lead to de-escalation and ensure security, peace and stability in the region.
The statement was likely hinting at the recent sabotage operations, which targeted 4 oil tankers off the shores of the UAE. U.S. officials had blamed Iran for the attack. However, they acknowledged that there is no clear evidence.
Also, Iran has threatened many times to block Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf over the US-Iran growing tension.
Syria is one of the key allies of Iran in the region. However, the war-tron country is apparently planning to take a neutral stand on the current crisis, likely to maintain its recent political gains in the Arab world, especially its improving relations with the UAE.