The attack comes after the U.K. announced it would join other countries in imposing sanctions over Tehran’s nuclear program – Iran, the world’s fifth largest oil exporter, is advancing its nuclear program for what it says will be used for generating electricity but many believe the government is aiming for nuclear enrichment in a weapons program.

ETFs that invest in the region include WisdomTree Middle East Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: GULF) and Market Vectors Gulf States ETF (NYSEArca: MES).

Van Eck’s Market Vectors Egypt Index ETF

For more information on the Middle East, visit our Middle East category.

Max Chen contributed to this article.