Spanish Frigate Peels Off From US Carrier Group Over Iran Conflict Fears

Posted on May 15, 2019 3:38 am

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With things fast heating up in the Persian Gulf, including a recent US military build-up and the hasty blaming of Iran for a mysterious “sabotage” attack on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, will international powers begin drawing a line in the sand? Famously, France condemned Bush’s rush to war in 2003, and along with Germany refused to send military support to the coalition invasion.

And now Spain has ordered its military frigate, the Méndez Núñez, which has 215 sailors on board, out of a US coalition naval group en route to the Persian Gulf, citing “it will not enter into any other