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Kuwait to join US-led coalition to protect Gulf shipping

Kuwait has told the United States they will join the US-led maritime alliance in response to a series of attacks on oil tankers, a US military official said on Monday, Reuters reported.

The alliance said that Kuwait has already said it would join the alliance, and therefore it is a "matter of time."

A US-led military naval alliance in Bahrain began work on March 7 to protect shipping in the Gulf region with the participation of six countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Britain, Australia and Albania.