Australia expected to enter into American initiative in Persian Gulf

Tensions have been increasing in the region

The Morrison government is tipped to take up America on their request to confront Iran on what US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says are “unprovoked” attacks on international shipping in the Persian Gulf.

In this report, Lachlan MacPherson speaks with Aidan Parkes of the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies at ANU and shares interviews done by Alexandra Beech with Euan Graham (Asia executive director at La Trobe University) and Peter Jennings (executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute).

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Tuesday, August 6 2019
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Featured in storyMike Pompeo, Secretary of State, Federal Government of the United StatesPeter Jennings, Executive Director, Australian Strategic Policy InstituteAidan Parkes, Research Scholar, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at Australian National UniversityEuan Graham, Asia executive director, La Trobe University

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