U.S.-led voluntary alliance Australia willing to participate August 21 11:33
The Australian government has expressed its intention to participate in the voluntary coalition to secure the security of the Holmes Strait in the Middle East, which the United States is aiming to form, as freedom of navigation is a fundamental right. It is the third country following the United Kingdom and Bahrain that announced the participation in the volunteer association.
The U.S. 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 and Bahrain have announced participation so far .
The Australian government issued a statement on the 21st, saying that freedom of navigation on the high seas is a fundamental right of all countries based on international law. , Expressed his intention to join the volunteer association.
Specifically, one ocean-monitoring aircraft will be dispatched for one month within the year, and another frigate will be dispatched for six months from January next year.
In addition, military personnel will be dispatched to the base in Bahrain.
Australia has so far dispatched troops to Iraq and Afghanistan, and this time it has emphasized cooperation with its allied US.