Saudi Arabia, Japan and navigation in the Gulf

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman had a telephone conversation with Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono on Wednesday (25/12/19).

Minister Kono is said to have told Crown Prince Mohammad that the Japanese Navy will keep its commitment to provide protection for navigation in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.

What will the Japanese naval role be?

How did the Saudis react?

How did Iran react?

These questions and more are answered in the following 404-word report.

[Briefly reproduced in TR Defense Weekly Issue No 27/01 – January 03, 2020]

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