Pompeo: They are confident of building a naval alliance to protect the Gulf
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was very confident he would be able to build a naval alliance to protect the Gulf.
"I call on Australia to participate in securing navigation in the waters of the Gulf," Pompeo said in a televised statement.
He said that his country is in the process of building an international alliance to guard the Strait of Hormuz, adding that it will include countries from all over the world. He explained that Washington is working to change the behavior of the leaders of Tehran, and seeks to form an alliance patrolling the Strait of Hormuz for survival Maritime corridors are open, pointing out that countries from all over the world will participate in this alliance.
The US Secretary of State is to visit Sydney for three days to meet with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and to participate with Defense Secretary Mark Esper at the 2018 Osmin Conference or the US-Australia consultative meetings at the ministerial level.