US aims to form Gulf coalition to protect international shipping
US national security adviser John Bolton heads to Japan and South Korea after more than 60 nations were briefed on Friday about Washington’s plan to form a multinational coalition to protect ships in the Middle East Gulf
The US hopes that countries participating in the proposed coalition will send warships to ensure safe navigation for commercial shipping through the waters of the Middle East. But some countries are cautious about being drawn into further conflict by the US initiative
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