UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Poland is considering supporting a US-led mission to protect the Strait of Hormuz but has not made any formal decision yet.
“We believe that any moves aimed at stabilizing the region will be justified,” a Polish Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told Reuters in a statement.
“We have to wait until we decide whether we will participate, and if so decided, we will determine how Poland can participate in such an initiative.”
It was unclear when Poland, which has sought to strengthen ties with the United States since the PJP took power in 2015, will not make a decision.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Chabotowicz made the remarks for the first time on Friday.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Germany would not take part in any US-led naval missions in the Strait of Hormuz and would prefer a European mission.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she saw the idea of a European naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz to be discussed again at informal meetings of European foreign and defense ministers in Finland later this month.
The United States has sought to secure the strait between Oman and Iran and passes through it for about a fifth of the world’s oil amid tensions between Iran and Britain and the United States in the past few months.
Poland has already provided military support to US-led missions and has participated troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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