The coalition must ensure freedom of navigation in Hormuz and Bab-El-Mandeb Strait.
U.S. authorities plan to create an international coalition to protect commercial shipping off the coast of Iran and Yemen. This was stated by the Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the Armed forces of the United States General Joseph Dunford, reports Radio Liberty on Wednesday, July 10, according to the Chronicle.info with reference to korrespondent.net.
“We are now cooperating with several countries to see if we assemble a coalition that would ensure freedom of navigation in Hormuz and Bab-El-Mandeb Strait,” said Dunford.
He did not elaborate on what exactly the States is negotiating coalition.
“I think probably in the next few weeks we will determine from what countries have the political will to support this initiative,” he added.
Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the US initiated the creation of the international coalition against Iran, which would include not only the Gulf countries but also Asia, and Europe.
We will remind, on June 13 it became known about an attack on two oil tankers in the Strait of Oman – Front Kokuka Altair and Courageous. According to some, took place the torpedo attack on ships there were explosions and fire.
Later, the United States presented evidence of Iranian involvement in attacks on tankers. In turn, the official Tehran denies the accusations.
And on June 20 it became known that the us drone was shot down by an Iranian missile over the Strait of Hormuz.