Australia to join US effort, send warship to Persian Gulf amid rising tensions with Islamic Republic of Iran

In support of U.S. efforts in the Gulf, “Australia will send a warship, surveillance aircraft and Defence Force personnel to the Persian Gulf to join an international effort to combat Iran’s actions in the Strait of Hormuz.”

Eliminating the threat of the global jihad should be a primary focus in the West. Iran has managed to expand aid to its proxies, and continue its nuclear buildup with brazen confidence under a nuclear deal that was signed by fearful Westerners to appease Iran, allowing the mullahs to buy time. Now Iran is an aggressor in international waters in the Gulf, claiming that its actions are a reaction to Trump’s pulling out of the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Western leaders have collectively failed to stand up to jihadists, whose aim is intimidation, a key means they use to subjugate infidels and advance efforts to subvert the House of War.

And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror into the hearts of the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows. (Qur’an 8:60)

Australia has made a wise decision to contribute to the American-led mission in the Strait of Hormuz, which is “aimed at protecting freedom of navigation in the Gulf region” — a right under international law.

“Australia to join US military effort to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz,” by Sarah Martin and Ben Doherty, 

Australian forces will make a “modest, meaningful and time-limited” contribution to a United States-led mission in the Strait of Hormuz aimed at protecting freedom of navigation in the Gulf region.

Labor has supported the new mission as “appropriate”, but critics are warning the involvement of Australia’s military in the region could be seen as an “act of aggression” in breach of international law.

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced on Wednesday that Australia would send forces to the Middle East because “destabilising behaviour” in the Gulf was a threat to Australian interests.

“The government has been concerned over incidents involving shipping in the Strait of Hormuz over the past few months,” Morrison said.

“This destabilising behaviour is a threat to our interests in the region, particularly our enduring interest in the security of global sea lanes.

“The government has decided it’s in Australia’s national interests to work with our international partners to contribute to an international maritime security mission … in the Middle East.”

Morrison said about 15% of crude oil and 30% of refined oil destined for Australia came through the Strait of Hormuz, meaning instability in the region was also an economic threat that needed to be confronted….

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