Thursday, August 11, 2022

Australia to join US-led mission in the Strait of Hormuz


Zain Zubair
Zain Zubair is a staff writer for World News Observer. He is studying ACCA in Pakistan. Besides Accountancy and writing pieces, he loves cooking and nature photography. Zain has attended various modern journalism workshops. Contact: [email protected]

Australia will join a US-led mission to protect shipping lines along the Hormuz Strait as tensions with Iran escalate, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today.

Morrison said his country would provide a small warship, a P8 maritime surveillance aircraft and support staff for the British-led military.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper enlisted the help of Australia to patrol the strategic waters during a visit to Sydney earlier this month.

The move was followed by several incidents, including the detention of a tanker involving Iran and Western powers, such as Britain and the United States, based on the main canal of the Gulf country.

Read also: Australia rules out deployment of US missiles on its territory


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