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US-led volunteer association Iran and hostile Bahrain intend to participate | NHK News

2019-08-20T00:31:58.184Z

To secure the security of the Holmes Strait in the Middle East, the Middle East Bahrain, which is hostile to Iran, participates in the voluntary alliance that the United States is aiming to form ...



U.S.-led volunteer association Iran and hostile Bahrain intend to participate August 20th 9:24

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In order to ensure the security of the Holmes Strait in the Middle East, I announced that the Middle East Bahrain, which is hostile to Iran, will participate in the voluntary alliance that the United States is aiming to form. It was the second country after the UK that announced its participation in the volunteer association.

The US government has called on countries to join the Volunteer Union to ensure the safety of ships passing through the Strait of Holmes, as tensions with Iran grow, and the UK has shown its intention to participate.

According to Bahrain's state news agency, King Hamad announced on the 19th that he wanted to join the Volunteer Union to ensure the safety of the international route to the commander of the US Central Forces who visited the capital Manama.

Bahrain has a headquarters for the US Navy and Fifth Fleet, which has jurisdiction over the Persian Gulf, and a supply base for the British Navy.

Bahrain has taken a foreign policy to host Iran in harmony with its neighboring country, Saudi Arabia, and has recently approached Israel, which has not established diplomatic relations. It has become.

In contrast, many other Gulf countries do not want the tension between the United States and Iran to increase further, and it is unclear whether more countries will announce participation in the United States-led volunteer association.

US “Thanks for Bahrain's decision”

The U.S. Central Force, which has jurisdiction over the Middle East region, issued a statement stating, "Bahrain has decided to play an active role with the United States and the United Kingdom to maintain freedom of navigation, promote maritime security, and ease regional tensions. “Thank you so much” and welcomed the participation of Bahrain.

On top of that, “free trade on international routes is indispensable for the global economy, and protecting that freedom is a problem that requires an international solution,” says the Sea Lane in the Middle East such as the Holmes Strait Other countries that depended on traffic routes indicated that they should work with the United States.

Source: nhk

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