Politicians in Germany’s skeptical attitude to the US proposal to join military mission in the Strait of Hormuz to fight the aggression of Iran. About it reports Reuters.
According to the Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Finance of Germany Olaf Scholz, is not a good idea because of the escalating conflict in the Persian Gulf should be avoided, and such a mission can it to ignite. “I think this skepticism is shared by many,” said he.
This position was supported by former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. “And the massive US-led operation can quickly deteriorate,” he said. Recently became the Minister of defence of Germany Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer in turn, noted that Berlin is a reliable ally to other NATO countries, but “should always carefully check requests from partners for support.”
A member of the conservative bloc of Chancellor Angela Merkel and former Minister of environment Norbert Rettgen thus believes that the situation requires a European response, without the participation of the US and Britain, if the latter decides to join Washington.
July 30 reported that the US made a formal offer of Germany to join France and Britain in a military mission. It was noted that Berlin in case of acceptance will have to help provide security in the Strait of Hormuz and to combat Iranian aggression.
In recent years the situation in the Persian Gulf escalated. The reason was a few incidents with Iran. So, on the evening of July 19, Tehran announced the capture of the British tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz. It was reported that the military stopped the ship for violation of several rules.
Prior to this, Tehran has promised to give a response to the British capture Gibraltar Grace 1 tanker carrying Iranian oil. In addition, the United States and Iran said about the downed drones each other. All this happened after 13 June in the Gulf of Oman was attacked two oil tankers. One of them was carrying naphtha, the other was carrying a cargo of methanol. In the incident of suspected Iranian side.
Background: the United States called for allies against Iran