Critics question Australia's move to join US ops in Strait of Hormuz

US sailors keeping watch on Iranian fast inland attack craft in the Strait of Hormuz earlier this month. Australia has joined the US operation in the strait, the third country to do so after Britain and Bahrain.
US sailors keeping watch on Iranian fast inland attack craft in the Strait of Hormuz earlier this month. Australia has joined the US operation in the strait, the third country to do so after Britain and Bahrain.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

They say Canberra should urge Washington to focus on diplomacy in spat with Teheran

Australia, which has joined the United States in each of its major conflicts in the past century, has just signed up for another.

It has committed troops to a US-led operation to protect shipping through the Strait of Hormuz.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 30, 2019, with the headline 'Critics question Australia's move to join US ops in Strait of Hormuz'. Print Edition | Subscribe