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Stoltenberg Says No NATO Mission Requested in Strait of Hormuz

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg attend a NATO foreign ministers meeting at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, April 27, 2018. Photo: Virginia Mayo / Pool via Reuters.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday there had been no formal request for the military alliance to launch a mission in the Strait of Hormuz.

The United States has proposed stepping up efforts to safeguard the vital oil route at a time of heightened tension between Washington and Tehran.

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