Poland supports us military mission in persian gulf

Poland supports us military mission in persian gulf

Poland wants to support the U.S.-led military mission to protect shipping in the persian gulf. "We know that the situation requires a response," said auben minister jacek czaputowicz in an interview with the german press agency.

"Some kind of polish support for the american and british efforts is possible."It would be a "positive signal. Czaputowicz did not say, however, what form of support he is seeking.

The conflict between iran and the u.S. Has dramatically worsened the security situation on the important trade route through the strait of hormus in the persian gulf. Nevertheless, the federal government had turned down a request from the u.S. To participate in its "sentinel" (guard) mission. The reason: it does not want to support the US strategy of "maximum pressure" on iran. Federal minister heiko maas is now promoting a separate european union observer mission.

Czaputowicz criticized the reservations of many EU partners towards the USA. "We believe the european union should be more open to american arguments," he said. "If there is a split between the european union and the united states, it is not good for poland and central europe. So we are trying to preserve the transatlantic alliance and bridge the divide."It would be very bad if the USA would lose its interest in europe.

Of the EU members, only great britain has so far joined the US mission and sent two warships into the strait of hormuz to escort british merchant ships. "This is a very serious situation, we are cooperating with our partners: the usa, the uk," said czaputowicz. When asked whether other EU countries should join the U.S. Mission, the polish minister said: "I don’t want to speak for other countries. There will probably be different answers to this question."

For months, there has been a trial of strength between iran and other states, first and foremost the USA, which is also and especially being played out on international shipping routes. In recent weeks, there have been repeated incidents, particularly in the strait of hormuz, which lies between the persian gulf and the gulf of oman and is one of the world’s most important shipping routes. The U.S. Blamed iran for various attacks on merchant ships in the sea area, which the leadership in tehran denied.

A court decision in gibraltar could now ease the situation. Gibraltar wants to release the supertanker "grace 1" loaded with iranian oil. This decision was confirmed on thursday by the supreme court of the british overseas territory on the south coast of spain. However, it was initially unclear whether the ship, which had been detained six weeks ago, would be able to set sail immediately. The authorities in gibraltar and the british royal navy had detained the panamanian-flagged tanker on suspicion of illegally supplying oil to syria.

Following the arrest of the "grace 1," the iranian revolutionary guards had on 19. July in the strait of hormus stopped the british oil tanker "stena impero. The reason given was that the ship had not complied with international maritime regulations, had switched off its GPS system and was carrying environmentally harmful materials on board. The new british government rejected a proposal by iran to replace the two tankers. Gibraltar is a british territory.

The USA had tried at the last minute to prevent the "grace 1" from leaving the port. The u.S. Department of washington announced on thursday evening (local time) that the "grace 1" had supported the iranian revolutionary guards, which had been declared a terrorist organization by the u.S. Crew members of the ship could therefore be banned from entering the USA. The department warned members of crews of other vessels in similar cases that they have had U.S. Visas revoked.