Block Strait of Hormuz: Iran threatens
The commander of the Al Quds Force in the Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday said that Iran will block the Strait of Hormuz, thereby blocking the oil shipments US President Donald Trump stops Iranian oil sales.
These comments came as President Hassan Rouhani had pledged that the nation will stand strong against the US threats to cut the sales of Iranian oil and also said that Washington D.C has not yet thought about the severe consequences that they could face in making such a move.
On his official visit to Vienna, Rouhani quoted, “The Americans say they want to reduce Iranian oil exports to zero… It shows they have not thought about its consequences.” All though Rouhani did not elaborate much on this subject matter at hand, Iranian officials have threatened to have the Strait of Hormuz blocked earlier in the past when in retaliation for any hostile US action against Iran.
The Strait of Hormuz is a major oil shipping route. Earlier on Wednesday, Solaimani praised Rouhani’s remarks and also said that the guards were more than ready to implement such a policy. He mentioned in a letter that was published in Irna: “I kiss your [Rouhani’s] hand for expressing such wise and timely comments, and I am at your service to implement any policy that serves the Islamic Republic.”
Rouhani, who is currently in Vienna is now trying to salvage the nuclear deal. He also mentioned that the US sanctions against Iran is nothing but “crime and aggression”, and also called on European governments and also others to stand up against Trump’s policies against Tehran.
He said, “Iran will survive this round of US sanctions as it has survived them before. This US government will not stay in office forever … But history will judge other nations based on what they do today.” He also told the reporters earlier in the day, “if the remaining signatories can guarantee Iran’s benefits, Iran will remain in the nuclear deal without the United States.