Washington seeks to form new International Coalition

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his country wants to establish new International Coalition to protect the Strait of Hormuz, adding that it would include countries from all over the world.

On the backdrop of developments in Strait of Hormuz, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview with the channel "WVT Ninth" that Washington is working to change the behavior of leaders of Tehran, and seeks to form an alliance patrolling Strait of Hormuz for the survival of sea lanes open, pointing out that countries from all over the world will participate in this alliance.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard, announced on Friday evening, it was "seized " British oil tanker "Stina Empero" crossing Strait of Hormuz, "said that his naval forces, at the request of" the Authority of Ports and Seas in the province of Hormzgan "detained the carrier, because of" disrespect International Maritime Law ".

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said Monday that "the seizer of a tanker flying the flag of Britain is proof of our intention to respond to any threat," describing the British carrier's detention as legal.



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