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U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton on Wednesday met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss the region’s fight against terrorism. reports citing Turkish media.

According to the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency, the two men discussed ongoing joint anti-terrorism efforts between their two countries.

Speaking earlier Wednesday from Abu Dhabi, Bolton claimed that recent attacks on several oil facilities in the Persian Gulf had been carried out with the use of “naval mines almost certainly from Iran”.

Bolton, who is known for his hawkish stances vis-à-vis the Middle East, went on to assert that another failed Iranian attack had occurred in the Saudi Port of Yanbu.

In early May, the UAE announced that four vessels -- including two oil tankers -- had been targeted in “sabotage attacks” near its territorial waters.

Abu Dhabi, however, has so far refrained from blaming any particular party for the alleged attack.

Days later, Saudi Arabia said that armed drones had attacked two pumping stations on the East-West Pipeline, which carries oil from the kingdom’s Eastern Province to the Port of Yanbu.

Bolton arrived in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday evening to discuss Gulf security and regional developments with UAE leaders.

2019.05.29 / 22:56
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