Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince MBS blames Iran for tanker attacks

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince MBS blames Iran for tanker attacks

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has accused archrival Iran of attacks on oil tankersin the Gulf of Oman, adding he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom.

Two tankers were struck by explosions on Thursday, the second attack in a month in the strategic shipping lane amid a tense United States-Iran standoff, prompting fears of a regional conflagration and sending oil prices soaring.

"We do not want a war in the region... But we won't hesitate to deal with any threat to our people, our sovereignty, our territorial integrity and our vital interests," MBS told pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat in an interview published on Sunday, Al Jazeera reports.

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