U.S. asks South Korea to send troops to Strait of Hormuz - Yonhap

By REUTERS
August 9, 2019 12:55
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SEOUL - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper asked South Korea to send troops to join a U.S.-led maritime force in the Strait of Hormuz off the coast of Iran, Yonhap news agency said on Friday.

Esper made the request during a meeting with Defence Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo in South Korea, it added.Jeong told Esper Seoul was considering various options, since South Korean people and vessels are also using the strait.

A South Korean defense ministry official did not have immediate comment.


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