Attack on a ship in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Oman
(Statement by Press Secretary YOSHIDA Tomoyuki)
August 2, 2021
- On Friday, July 30 (local time), United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) announced anattack against a ship run and managed by an Israeli-owned firm in the UK in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Oman.
- Japan is deeply concerned by the occurrence of the incident which impedes the free navigation of ships amid the continued high tensions in the Middle East. Japan also condemns such an attack. Japan extends its deep condolences to those who lost their lives and their bereaved families.
- Peace and stability in the Middle East is extremely important for Japan and the international community.Japan will continue its diplomatic efforts toward easing tensions and stabilizing the situation in this region.