Iraq rejects participation in US-led maritime coalition in Middle East

Iraq rejects participation in US-led maritime coalition in Middle East
# 19 September 2019 15:33 (UTC +04:00)

The Iraqi foreign ministry stated Thursday that it would not join an international maritime mission to protect commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The ministry noted the security in the region was the responsibility of Gulf states.

Earlier in the day, the United Arab Emirates stated that it would take part in a US-led maritime coalition that also includes Australia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.

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