Saudi Arabia has joined an International maritime mission to protect commercial vessels during sailing in the Strait of Hormuz and other areas, reported Reuters.
The International maritime mission’s protection includes vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, the Sea of Oman and the Arabian Gulf, according to the Saudi Ministry of Defence.
Several international merchant vessels have been attacked in the Gulf this year in incidents that have rocked world commodities trading. Washington blames Iran, which denies the accusation.
The Saudi kingdom said that it joined the International mission to support regional efforts to curb threats posed to maritime navigation and global trade, to secure the global energy and make sure it is provided for the international economy, and to keep international peace and security.