The UAE rejected the mischaracterizations of its talks with America regarding maritime security. Confirming its commitment to ensuring the safety of navigation in its seas.
And the United Arab Emirates said, yesterday, Wednesday, that it had withdrawn from the joint naval forces led by the United States, which operate in the Gulf waters.
“As a result of our continuous evaluation of effective security cooperation with all partners, the UAE withdrew its participation in the Combined Maritime Forces two months ago,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement carried by the official Emirates News Agency (WAM).
The ministry rejected media “misinterpretations” of the country’s negotiations with the United States on maritime security.
The Gulf state said it remained committed to ensuring the safety of navigation in its seas in line with international law.
The Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday that the UAE pressured the United States to “take more forceful steps to deter Iran” in the wake of Tehran’s seizure of two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Headquartered at the US Naval Base in Bahrain, CMF includes task forces from 34 countries. It works in the field of combating terrorism and piracy in the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea, which is seen as one of the most important trade routes in the world.