Attacks on civilian shipping in the Gulf of Oman

  • Statement
14 June 2019

The Australian Government strongly condemns the latest attacks on shipping in the Gulf of Oman.

As a country that relies on freedom of navigation and the uninterrupted passage of maritime trade, attacks on civilian shipping are of grave concern to Australia.

Australia remains deeply concerned about further escalations in an already tense region. A deterioration in the situation would be counter to regional security, global trade, the rules-based order, and the best interests of Australia and the world.

We are following the matter closely, including through our embassies in the region.

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