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Saudi, Kuwait protest to UN over Iranian maritime attacks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have presented a complaint before the United Nations over what they said were repeated transgressions and assaults committed by Iranian military boats, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait lodged a joint complaint to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon against the Iranian assaults over the waters of the divided submerged area in which Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have sovereign rights to explore and benefit from any natural resources.

The complaint included several cases of attacks by the Iranian boats warning that they could lead to clashes that threaten peace and security in the region.

According to the complaint, the governments of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have repeatedly asked Iran to engage in negotiations to determine maritime delimitation to separate between the waters of the divided submerged area and the waters of Iran in accordance with the provisions of international law.

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