Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018

The Iran leader threatens to disrupt oil exports from the Persian Gulf due to US sanctions

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned on Saturday that Iran was disrupting the Persian Gulf oil exports if, according to its own official statement, it was unable to supply its own oil with new US sanctions export.

Khamenei told Foreign Ministry officials that he supports President Hassan Rohani's recent remark that if Iran can not export oil, no other country in the region will do so, "as a key comment that reflects the approach of the Islamic Republic expresses "

He did not execute how Iran would prevent other countries from exporting their oil.

But he obviously meant to close the Strait of Hormuz, one of the strategically most important loopholes in the world, or to risk oil tankers through the Persian Gulf. Much of the world's oil is being shipped.

This is the first time that Khamenei, who has the final say on important issues, has threatened to do so since US President D Onald Trump withdrew Washington from Iran on May 8 from a major international nuclear deal.

Last month, the US announced that it would impose some new sanctions on Iran's energy sector and oil-related transactions on November 4. Further sanctions will be lifted early next month.

The Trump government has called on Japan and other countries to cease all oil imports from Iran as part of coordinated sanctions against the Islamic Republic by 4 November

Countries that continue to do business with Iran may face sanctions of the USA.

Regarding the recent proposals by the Iranian reformist and moderate politicians to resume negotiations with the United States, Khamenei said the solution to Iran's problems was a blatant error. 19659002] "I pointed out earlier that you can not rely on American words or signatures, so negotiating with the US is useless," he said.

U Following the agreement between Iran and six major powers – the United Kingdom, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States – Tehran agreed to its nuclear activity in return for lifting the crippling economic sanctions.

The US withdrawal, Khamenei, had said that if the European Union wanted to save the deal, he agreed to give it a short window of opportunity so that Iranian negotiators could receive "practical guarantees" from the 28-member bloc.

In his remarks On Saturday he said that as negotiations with the EU continue, "we should not wait any longer to wait for the European parcel."

"In the meantime, the numerous tasks that must be carried out within the country must be pursued."

Following the US withdrawal, Iran began preparations for uranium enrichment through the reopening of a nuclear power plant, which closed in 2015 after the agreement had been signed.

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