U.S. official: United States building maritime security coalition for Gulf

Credit: Reuters- Published 3 weeks ago
The United States is building a coalition with its allies to protect Gulf shipping lanes by having "eyes on all shipping", a senior U.S. State Department official said on Monday, following recent attacks on oil tankers that Washington blamed on Iran.
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Published 3 weeks ago -  00:33
United States Building Maritime Security Coalition For Gulf
According to Reuters, a senior U.S. State Department official on Monday said that the United States is building a coalition with its allies to protect Gulf shipping lanes by having β€œeyes on all shipping." The official told reporters that a coalition of nations would provide both material and financial contributions to the β€œSentinel” program. The official said that β€œIt’s about proactive deterrence, because the Iranians just want to go out and do what they want to do and say hey we didn’t do it.

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