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RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia denied on Saturday any allegations it was involved in a missile attack that an Iranian oil tanker was hit in the Red Sea off the coast of the kingdom.
The spokesman of the General Directorate of the Saudi Border Guards said: “At (11:47) on Friday, 12/2/1441 H e-mail was received from the coast station in Jeddah, including receiving an e-mail from the captain of the tanker, carrying the Iranian flag, stating that The tanker's introduction to Fracture resulted in an oil spill at sea from the tanker's cargo and tanks.
He added: “When analyzing the information by the coordination center; in order to provide any necessary assistance, it turned out that the tanker continued to proceed, and that it is 67 nautical miles southwest of Jeddah Islamic Port, and that it has closed the automated tracking system, with no response to the communications of the center.” .
The spokesman explained that “at (15:50) was updated to the last position of the tanker, where it turned out that it was a distance of 79 nautical miles, southwest of the Islamic Port of Jeddah, and 64 nautical miles from the nearest point of the shore, sailing at a speed of 9.7 knots towards 152 Degree".
The Spokesman said that the Kingdom reaffirms its commitment to the safety and security of maritime navigation and its commitment to international agreements and norms.
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