BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel and the whole German government do not see Germany taking part in a U.S-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz at the moment, a government spokeswoman said on Monday.
“The chancellor does not see a participation in a U.S-led mission in the current situation and at the current time – everyone in the German government agrees on that,” a government spokeswoman told a news conference.
The U.S. Embassy in Berlin said on Tuesday the United States had asked Germany to join France and Britain in a mission to protect shipping through the strait and “combat Iranian aggression”. Germany rejected the request.
(Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Tassilo Hummel)