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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced concern over some suspicious acts of sabotage that are aimed at escalating tensions in the region.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Tuesday, Zarif said they discussed a range of issues, including regional developments and common threats, reports Tasnim.

According to the top Iranian diplomat, there are concerns about “the threats that extremist individuals inside the US government and individuals in the region are trying to impose”.

Zarif added that he and Swaraj also discussed the common concerns, including “the suspicious acts of sabotage which are taking place in our region with the purpose of fueling tensions.”

His comments came after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday that four commercial ships were targets of a “sabotage attack” near its Fujairah port. Saudi Arabia has also confirmed that two Saudi oil tankers sustained “significant damage” in the incident.

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