Condemning the latest attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, the UN Security Council has urged all parties to exercise maximum restraint and take measures and actions to reduce escalation and tension. The UN’s most powerful body said the attacks violate international rules on freedom of navigation and maritime transport and threaten international peace and security.
It said that differences must be addressed peacefully and through dialogue. The statement was issued after closed consultations and a briefing on the attacks by U.N. peacekeeping chief Rosemary DiCarlo.The United States blames Iran for the latest attacks. Tehran has denied any involvement.