United Nations, June 15: United Nation’s Secretory General Antonio Guterres has pushed for an investigation to establish those responsible for a spate of suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf that has raised fears of war. Guterres said that it was the purview of the Security Council that an independent entity could step in to verify the facts.
While the US has accused Iran of carrying out the attacks, Tehran has denied it. The UN spokesperson said that the UN’s Political Chief Rosemary DiCarlo has discussed the Gulf crisis with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the Shanghai Co-operation Organization meeting in Bhishek. “It is very important to know the truth. It is very important that responsibilities are clarified. Obviously that can only be done if there is an independent entity that verifies those facts,” said Guterres.