Australia signs up for US-led Hormuz naval patrols

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Read: 870     12:51     21 August 2019    

Australian forces will add a “modest, meaningful and time-limited” contribution to a United States-led mission in the Strait of Hormuz aimed at protecting freedom of navigation in the Gulf region, the country’s prime minister Scott Morrison has said.


The Australian contingent will join military forces from the UK, Bahrain and Israel in the US mission.

Morrison said 15% of crude oil and 30% of refined oil destined for Australia came through the Strait of Hormuz.



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Australia signs up for US-led Hormuz naval patrols

2019/08/US-Navy-Strait-of-Hormuz-770x550-1566377512.jpg
Read: 871     12:51     21 August 2019    

Australian forces will add a “modest, meaningful and time-limited” contribution to a United States-led mission in the Strait of Hormuz aimed at protecting freedom of navigation in the Gulf region, the country’s prime minister Scott Morrison has said.


The Australian contingent will join military forces from the UK, Bahrain and Israel in the US mission.

Morrison said 15% of crude oil and 30% of refined oil destined for Australia came through the Strait of Hormuz.



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