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Germany has voiced interest in joining Hormuz naval patrol mission

Germany has voiced interest in joining Hormuz naval patrol mission

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As tensions continue to ramp up in the Persian Gulf over tanker detention incidents with Iran, Germany has signaled that it may take part in the proposed European effort to protect commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz. Earlier reports claimed that Foreign Minister Heiko Maas asserted Germany’s interest in joining the mission, but his office said on Thursday that it was “too early” to talk about any involvement of German troops, which would still require a vote in parliament for authorization. “It is too early to talk about possible forms of German participation,” the spokesman told Reuters. “Requests for German military participation were so far not the subject of” talks with Britain and France. Newly appointed Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer also downplayed the reports, suggesting that German involvement was not a foregone conclusion. “It is now the hour for diplomacy,” Kramp-Karrenbauer told reporters on Thursday, adding “there is no concrete requirement” for…
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