As Reuters reports, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, noted that he will not begin speculations about who was behind the sabotage acts.
Mr Gargash commented
We need to emphasize caution and good judgment. It is easy to throw accusations but it is a difficult situation, there are serious issues and among them is Iranian behavior
He added that the US and France are cooperating with UAE, assisting the situation.
Moreover, the official also revealed that Saudi Arabia and Norway also help with finding a solution; A Norwegian-registered oil products tanker was among the vessels hit, along with a UAE fuel bunker barge.
The US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, John Abizaid, suggested that any response should be carefully calibrated.
We need to do a thorough investigation to understand what happened, why it happened, and then come up with reasonable responses short of war. It’s not in [Iran's] interest, it’s not in our interest, it’s not in Saudi Arabia’s interest to have a conflict.
Concluding, after the attack, Naval Dome expressed its concerns on the possibility that the sabotage may result to cyber attacks in the area, as vessels that operate in these water areas could be targeted, have their systems hacked and GPS spoofed in order to render vessels immobile or re-directed as part of wider actions.