UAE calls for Arab unity at 'critical' time after tanker attacks

The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that "critical circumstances" in the region require a united Gulf Arab and Arab stand.
Sunday 19/05/2019
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (L) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud attend the Saudi King's Cup final soccer match between Al-Taawoun and Al-Ittihad at King Fahd International Stadium. (DPA)
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (L) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud attend the Saudi King's Cup final soccer match between Al-Taawoun and Al-Ittihad at King Fahd International Stadium. (DPA)

The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that "critical circumstances" in the region require a united Gulf Arab and Arab stand, amid heightened tensions with Iran following last week's attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the UAE.

A foreign ministry statement published on state news agency WAM welcomed a call by Saudi Arabia's King Salman to convene emergency summits in Mecca on May 30 to discuss implications of the tanker attacks and a strike two days later on oil installations in the kingdom. 

(Reuters)