BEIJING (Reuters) -- Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China’s foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging dialogue to resolve differences.
"Nobody wants to see war in the Persian Gulf. That is not in anyone’s interest,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang. said. "We hope all relevant parties remain calm and exercise restraint and avoid tensions further escalating, and hope all sides can jointly safeguard navigational safety in the relevant waters and regional peace and stability.”