Spain—Frigate Pulled From U.S. Task Force Due To Changing Mission, Says Defense Minister

El Pais | 05/15/2019

Acting Defense Minister Margarita Robles says that Spain has withdrawn a frigate from a U.S.-led naval group in the Persian Gulf after Washington changed its mission, reports El Pais (Spain). Madrid had agreed to include the frigate Mendez Nunez in a training mission with a U.S. task force to commemorate the first circumnavigation of the Earth by the explorers Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano. The mission was scheduled to run through October, when the task force was expected...

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