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USA Urges Germany to Participate in Securing Hurmuz Strait


Tue 30 Jul 2019 | 08:53 PM
Ahmed Moamar

The USA has urged Germany to join both France and Britain to form a Western force to head to the Arab Gulf to secure Hurmuz Strait.

The US administration seeks to create an international force to deter what she called the Iranian aggression.

Tamara Seidenberg, a spokeswoman for the US Embassy in Berlin, the capital city of Germany, said that the US administration has asked the German government to join the international coalition to bring security to Hurmuz Strait.

She revealed that members of the German government were clear that freedom of navigation (FON) in the Gulf should be protected.

It is worth to mention that the strong wing inside the ruling party in Germany, the minor partner in the government, is still opposing joining any US-led mission to the Gulf.

An official of the leading party in governing coalition, said that the German government has refused to a mission called “ the Guard Operation” in Hurmuz Strait.

He  added that Germany supports the status quo in the Gulf.

Germany doesn’t want to take the US side at a war against  Iran.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards  held tanker named Stena Impero raising the British  flag last week as it sailed in Hurmuz Strait because it breached regulations of the international navigation.

Reports assured that the USA is still discussing with her allies possibilities of making a coalition to provide an armed protection to defend tankers in their rout from the Gulf to Europe, Asia and other parts of the world.

Gen. Joseph Dunford, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the US is working on forming a military coalition to defend the trade navigation next the Iranian and Yemeni coasts as tension escalates in the region.

A number of tanker were exposed to unknown attacks over the last few weeks.