On Tuesday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that the United States will not be capable to stop Iran from exporting its oil and any initiative to restrict Iranian Crude oil shipments passing through the Gulf, which would lead to all oil exports via the waterway being blocked.
The United States has already imposed a sanction on Iran as US Officials says that they objected to reducing Iran’s oil exports to ‘zero’ in a bid to restrict Islamic Republic’s regional influences and missile programmes.
During a trip to the Northern Iranian city of Shahroud, President Rouhani said that “America should know that we are selling our oil and will continue to sell our oil and they are not able to stop our oil exports.” He continued, “If one day they want to prevent the export of Iran’s oil, then no oil will be exported from the Persian Gulf.”
Tension has risen between the United States and Iran after US President Donald Trump has withdrawn from a multilateral nuclear deal in May and reapplied sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
President Rouhani said that the US would not succeed in eliminating Iran’s economic ties with the country and across the world.
Today, Vice President of Iran, Eshaq Jahangiri also said that the US sanction was hitting vulnerable people’s economy in the country.
According to the state-run IRNA, VP Jahangiri said that “When (Americans) say their target is the Iranian government and there won’t be pressure on the sick, the elderly and the weak in society, it’s a lie.”