Wednesday, 11 September 2019
The escalating conflict in the Strait of Hormuz is nothing less than a crisis of Trump's own making. Rather than confront the administration and encourage it to return to the Iran nuclear deal process, a policy which was working, the Morrison government has decided to indulge Trump by participating in military naval activities around the strait and, in so doing, place our personnel at risk.
The impact of US sanctions upon the Iranian people have been catastrophic, with poverty surging and young people paying the highest price. We all want to live in a world free of violence, with the things we need to live a good life. These are aspirations that the Australian people share with the people of Iran. The Australian Greens call upon the Morrison government to grow a backbone and encourage the Trump administration to return to the deal framework.