Japan to dispatch its own self-defense troops to Strait of Hormuz

Japan to dispatch its own self-defense troops to Strait of Hormuz
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  • calendar-gray 18 October 2019

Japan has decided to dispatch its own self-defense troops to the Strait of Hormuz area instead of joining the U.S.-coalition to protect merchant vessels passing through key Middle Eastern waterways, APA reports citing Reuters.

The decision is in line with a previous Japanese media report that Japan would not join its most important ally in the security mission due to its close economic ties with Iran, a major oil producer.

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