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Germany hesitant to police Gulf with US

Germany is talking to Britain and France about the idea of a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz but it is too early to discuss how Berlin might take part, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

“We are taking part intensively in these talks. But the conceptional deliberations are just beginning. It is too early today to talk about the form of possible German support or participation,” the spokesman told a government news conference.

“Requests for German military contributions were not yet the subject of these talks,” he added. “What is clear though is that the EU3 are pulling together.”

Source: Reuters

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