Friday, March 31, 2023

Iran Can Block Global Oil Exports Whenever It Wants: IRGC

IRGC Chief-Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari has warned the US of the consequences of its efforts to cut Iran’s oil exports, saying that all oil transportation passageways are within Iran’s reach.

General Jafari says the US threat that it will cut down to zero Iran’s oil exports until November is unrealistic, as Iran is capable of taking effective counter-measures.

“It’s laughable that the US government says it won’t allow even a drop of oil to be exported from Iran in a few months. They seem to be unaware that all oil transportation passageways are within Iran’s reach and it can block global oil [flow] whenever it wants,” he told a gathering of IRGC personnel in central province of Fars on Wednesday.

General Jafari further noted the incumbent US administration is all talk and its dream of changing the ruling system of Iran won’t come true, as successive US administrations have tried this option to no avail.

“They are all talk and they do not dare to confront Iran, as they know the powerful Islamic Republic relies on the will of its Muslim people,” IRIB News Agency qouted him as saying.

“Since the victory of the Revolution, all US presidents have sought to topple the Iranian system but have taken this dream to the grave,” he said.

The Trump administration walked out of the 2015 nuclear deal early May and threatened to impose harsh sanctions on Iran that will “destroy the Iranian economy”, unless Iran cave into demands by the US regarding its defense and regional policies.

A majority of anti-Iran US sanctions that were suspended under the 2015 nuclear pact will snap back early November.

Rouhani has vowed Iran will stop oil imports from the Persian Gulf, if the US halts Iran’s oil export.

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