close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Iran Guard says will close strait if oil blocked

Tehran`s leadership has decided to order the closure of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian newspaper quoted.



Tehran: An Iranian newspaper quotes a senior commander in Iran`s Revolutionary Guard as saying that Tehran`s leadership has decided to order the closure of the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf if the country`s oil exports are blocked.

Khorasan daily reported Sunday that Ali Ashraf Nouri says the strategic decision has been made by Iran`s top authorities.

Iranian politicians have made the threat in the past, but this is the strongest statement yet that a closure of the strait is official policy.

The U.S. has recently enacted new sanctions targeting Iran`s central bank and its ability to sell petroleum abroad over Tehran`s nuclear program. Washington says Tehran is trying to develop weapons, while Iran denies the charges.

Bureau Report

TAGS

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

A wearable sticker that can prevent sexual assault

Neymar set to move to Paris Saint Germain

Council in Pakistan orders Revenge Rape of a 16-Year-Old

Photographing the world from a plane

Indian female cops are out in full force to protect women

Delhi's Mini Afghanistan: Far from war, these Afghanis have found their home in India