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John Irish
Speaking in annual army speech last night, threw out a little line linking the French-led Europe Hormuz patrol mission with giving Arabia reassurances. The point of mission as I recall was to not be linked with US mission which has Iran in its sights.
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John Irish Jan 17
Replying to @IrishJReuters
But Macron clearly links it to Saudi. However you frame it, will have taken note.
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John Irish Jan 17
Replying to @IrishJReuters
“In the Arabian Peninsula and Arab-Persian Gulf, where tensions are mounting, we have deployed in record time the Jaguar task force, which contributes to reassuring the Saudi kingdom.”
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John Irish Jan 17
Replying to @IrishJReuters
“Through these initiatives qui which we are carrying out with our European partners we are strengthening maritime security in this strategic region for us.”
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John Irish Jan 17
Replying to @TangiSalaunRtrs
Reminder that first patrols beginning this month:
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John Irish Jan 17
Replying to @IrishJReuters
To clarify Tash force Jaguar is not the French-led European mission but the radar system deployed on eastern coast of Saudi Arabia facing the Gulf.
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