Stoltenberg says no NATO mission requested in Strait of Hormuz
FILE PHOTO: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference after a NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Walschaerts
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday there had been no formal request for the military alliance to launch a mission in the Strait of Hormuz.
The United States has proposed stepping up efforts to safeguard the vital oil route at a time of heightened tension between Washington and Tehran.
(Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Alissa de Carbonnel and Andrew Heavens)