PARIS (Reuters) - France’s foreign ministry called for restraint and a de-escalation of tensions in the Gulf region after two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.
“We call for restraint and de-escalation from all actors, with whom we are permanently in contact,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll told reporters in a daily online briefing. “We also recall our attachment to freedom of navigation, which must absolutely be preserved.”
France operates a naval base in the United Arab Emirates.
Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta