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Iran: Tehran vows retaliation in case US takes actions against Venezuela-bound oil tankers03:57

Iran: Tehran vows retaliation in case US takes actions against Venezuela-bound oil tankers

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
May 18, 2020 at 14:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Iran's Foreign Ministry said that Tehran will implement measures in case the US takes actions against Venezuela-bound oil tankers, during a press conference held in the capital on Monday.

"If the US takes any action against our legal process, legitimate trade, of our ships, they will be faced with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s action," said the Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Abbas Mousavi.

"These ships are carrying out legal trade and business and there is no legal obstacle in this regard. As I said, if the US does not like this trade, that is their problem. We also hope that they will not take any stupid action in this regard as they will be faced with Iran’s measure," he added.

Mousavi was responding to a threat issued by the United States government against a shipment of Iranian oil tankers aimed for Venezuela.

"At this stage, Americans are looking for a kind of international anarchism and if others accompany them it will absolutely affect them as well as countries who are silent against this bullying," stated Mousavi.

Iran: Tehran vows retaliation in case US takes actions against Venezuela-bound oil tankers03:57
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Iran's Foreign Ministry said that Tehran will implement measures in case the US takes actions against Venezuela-bound oil tankers, during a press conference held in the capital on Monday.

"If the US takes any action against our legal process, legitimate trade, of our ships, they will be faced with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s action," said the Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Abbas Mousavi.

"These ships are carrying out legal trade and business and there is no legal obstacle in this regard. As I said, if the US does not like this trade, that is their problem. We also hope that they will not take any stupid action in this regard as they will be faced with Iran’s measure," he added.

Mousavi was responding to a threat issued by the United States government against a shipment of Iranian oil tankers aimed for Venezuela.

"At this stage, Americans are looking for a kind of international anarchism and if others accompany them it will absolutely affect them as well as countries who are silent against this bullying," stated Mousavi.

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