France declares Strait of Hormuz military mission fully operational

Joanne Stocker

France this week declared the military component to its maritime surveillance and security mission in the strategic Strait of Hormuz fully operational.

Operation Agenor, the military component of the European-led Maritime Situation Awareness in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASOH) initiative, was declared at full operational capacity in a ceremony at a French base in the Abu Dhabi on February 25, the Ministry for the Armed Forces said on Thursday.

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