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Stoltenberg says no NATO mission requested in Strait of Hormuz

BRUSSELS, July 31 (Reuters) - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday there had been no formal request for the military alliance to launch a mission in the Strait of Hormuz.

The United States has proposed stepping up efforts to safeguard the vital oil route at a time of heightened tension between Washington and Tehran. (Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Alissa de Carbonnel and Andrew Heavens)