On July 22, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned with the U.S. that the country could close the strategic Strait of Hormuz if Washington continued to provoke Tehran. The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
Speaking in the next day the ambassadors, head of the Iranian Foreign affairs department abroad in Tehran on 22 July, President Rouhani stressed: “We always assured the security of this strait.”
However, the Iranian leader also warned if the country was unable to export its oil, other countries in the area would also not be able to export their oil. “President Trump, you don’t joke with the lion’s tail because this action will make you regret,” said Rouhani said.
President Rouhani had previously voiced the threat of the Strait of Hormuz to retaliate the sanctions of U.S. President Donald Trump to prevent the export of Iranian oil. By, Strait of Hormuz is one of the most important maritime trade routes in the world and connects the Persian Gulf oil rich in the Indian Ocean.
The Iranian news agency, the president of Iran, also warned US President Donald Trump on the pursuit of provocative policies against Tehran and said that “confront Iran as the mother of all kinds of war”. However, Mr. Rouhani did not make any peace plan between the two countries.
President Rouhani also stressed, the US should maintain peace relations with Iran because it is important for American policies.
The statement above is given only after one day the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei insisted on supporting President Rouhani’s proposal for Iran to blockade export of oil in the gulf in the event that the country’s exports were All spaces non.
Both the President Rouhani and the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei both called for the negotiations of the Iranian President’s nuclear agreement.
Iran now faces sanctions and forced pressure from the United States after the President Trump decides to leave the Iranian nuclear agreement signed with the P5 + 1 group comprising America, France, Germany, Russia, and China since 2015.
The US dynamics have stumbled on criticism from Russia, China, Germany, France, Britain and the European Union. After the withdrawal of this important document, the powers remained committed to continuing to maintain the nuclear agreement with Iran.
The relationship between Washington and Tehran is constantly deteriorating since May last when the President Trump declared withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear agreement and repeatedly imposed unilaterally sanctions against Tehran.