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Germany will not join U.S.-led mission in Strait of Hormuz - Maas

by Reuters
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 15:57 GMT

WARSAW, July 31 (Reuters) - Germany will not participate in a U.S.-led naval mission to secure the Strait of Hormuz, close to Iran, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday.

Stressing that Germany wants to avoid a further escalation of tensions in the region, Maas told reporters on a trip to Warsaw that there was no military solution.

"Germany will not take part in the sea mission presented and planned by the Untied States," said Maas. (Reporting by Joanna Plucinska Writing by Madeline Chambers Editing by Michelle Martin)

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