Saudi Arabia Joins U.S.-Led Coalition to Protect Oil Shipping

By Abbas Al Lawati,BLOOMBERG
18 בספטמבר 2019, 07:19 GMT‎+3‎ Updated on 18 בספטמבר 2019, 08:14 GMT‎+3‎
Saudi Arabia joined a U.S.-led coalition to secure sea lines vital to oil shipping in the Middle East in the aftermath of a devastating attacks on Aramco’s oil facilities.

The International Maritime Security Construct’s area of operation covers the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most critical waterway for oil supplies, the Strait of Bab al-Mandab, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. The move aims to support efforts to thwart threats to trade as well as guarantee energy security, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.
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