Iran to block Gulf oil exports

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that no country in the region will export oil if Iran’s exports are stopped. The same threat was earlier voiced by President Hassan Rouhani.

Speaking to Iranian ambassadors and senior diplomats on Saturday, Khamenei backed Rouhani’s earlier warning to close the Strait of Hormuz, thus blocking all oil shipments from the Persian Gulf.

“[These] were important remarks that reflect Islamic Republic’s approach,” the Ayatollah said, according to his official website. He added that Iran’s Foreign Ministry must closely follow the approach.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned against negotiating with an ‘unreliable’ United States. He made the comments during a meeting with Foreign Ministry officials on Saturday, calling it an “obvious mistake” for diplomats to begin renewed negotiations with Washington. “The word and even the signature of the Americans cannot be relied upon, so negotiations with America are of no avail,” Khamenei said, according to a statement posted on his official website.

Media agencies

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