US, Iran should defuse tensions, exercise restraint in Hormuz Strait: Koh Poh Koon,

Singapore, like many other countries, is deeply concerned about the escalating tensions in the Strait of Hormuz and hopes all parties will act with pragmatism to resolve matters amicably, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon said on Tuesday (Aug 13).

The overriding priority must be to defuse tensions, and Singapore urges all parties to exercise restraint and avoid further unilateral actions that may undermine the freedom and security of commercial vessels using the strait, he said.

The Republic also encourages parties to return to the negotiating table, he added, saying that any long-term solution must be rules-based and take into account the interests of all relevant parties. Läs artikel