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US, France to Discuss Strait of Hormuz Navy Coordination

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7Dnews London

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:51 GMT

Defence Secretary Mark Esper and his French counterpart will discuss on Saturday how France's navy could coordinate with Washington to ensure freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, a senior US defence official said on Friday September 6th, according to Reuters.

France has ruled out joining a U.S.-led coalition of countries protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from threats posed by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, but has pushed for a European alternative.

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