NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference after a NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Walschaerts
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday there had been no formal request for the military alliance to launch a mission in the Strait of Hormuz.
The United States has proposed stepping up efforts to safeguard the vital oil route at a time of heightened tension between Washington and Tehran.
Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Alissa de Carbonnel and Andrew Heavens