United States has formally asked Germany to join France and Britain in a
mission to secure the Strait of Hormuz and to combat Iranian aggression, the US
Embassy in Berlin said on Tuesday.
At a time of heightened tension between the United States and Iran, Washington has proposed stepping up efforts to safeguard the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf, through which about a fifth of the world’s oil passes.
“We’ve formally asked Germany to join France and the UK to help secure the Straits of Hormuz and combat Iranian aggression. Members of the German government have been clear that freedom of navigation should be protected... Our question is, protected by whom,” said an embassy spokeswoman.