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Trump tells China and Japan to defend own ships in Strait of Hormuz

Iran diplomat accuses 'B Team,' including Bolton and Netanyahu, of warmongering

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump Monday called on China and Japan to protect their oil tankers traveling through the Strait of Hormuz, suggesting the U.S. would no longer provide protection in the crucial waterway between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.

China, Japan and other countries heavily reliant on the passageway for their oil, "should be protecting their own ships on what has always been a dangerous journey," Trump said on Twitter.

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