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World cannot afford major confrontation in the Gulf, UN chief says

The world cannot afford a major confrontation in the Gulf, Secretary-General said Thursday following suspected on two in . Guterres strongly condemned the "security incidents," which came a month after four tankers were damaged in the same strategic sea lane, a vital corridor for much of the world's oil supplies.

Secretary-General strongly condemned on two on Thursday in that left one ablaze and both adrift, warning that the world cannot afford "a major confrontation in the Gulf region."

"I strongly condemn any attack against civilian vessels. Facts must be established and responsibilities clarified," he told a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States.

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