Australia says it will join U.S.-led defence effort in Strait of Hormuz

FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a joint press conference at the Istana Presidential Palace in Singapore, 07 June 2019. Wallace Woon/Pool via REUTERS

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will join the United States in a coalition of countries protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from threats posed by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. Global commodity trading has been rocked in recent months after a series of Iranian attacks on international merchant […]

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