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World War 3 Iran issues huge oil threat to US ‘We will CLOSE the Strait of Hormuz’

 

IRAN has warned the US that it will close a key shipping route its oil exports are stopped.

 

Iran is threatening to block the Strait of Hormuz if its oil exports are stopped, according to reports. The strait is the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean and it is a busy shipping lane for oil. Iran previously said it would close the strait in July 2018 in a clash over US sanctions.

It comes after US President Donald Trump reimposed tough sanctions on Iran’s energy exports last year over its nuclear programme.

The Islamic Republic’s leader President Hassan Rouhani has branded them a “crime against humanity”.

Tehran is preparing to file a legal case against US officials who imposed the sanctions on the country as a precursor to action in the international courts.

Mr Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television the punitive measures had created difficulties including a weaker rial currency that has fed into higher inflation. Read more

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World War 3 Iran issues huge oil threat to US ‘We will CLOSE the Strait of Hormuz’

World War 3 Iran issues huge oil threat to US ‘We will CLOSE the Strait of Hormuz’

World War 3 Iran issues huge oil threat to US ‘We will CLOSE the Strait of Hormuz’

World War 3 Iran issues huge oil threat to US ‘We will CLOSE the Strait of Hormuz’

World War 3 Iran issues huge oil threat to US ‘We will CLOSE the Strait of Hormuz’

World War 3 Iran issues huge oil threat to US ‘We will CLOSE the Strait of Hormuz’

World War 3 Iran issues huge oil threat to US ‘We will CLOSE the Strait of Hormuz’