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Hassan Rouhani described US's threat to stop Iran's oil exports as «nonsense»
03 July 2018 , 18:00Neftegaz.RU7809
Teheran, July 3 - Neftegaz.RU. According to Iranian Mehr news agency, the president's remarks came in response to Brian Hook, US State Department’s director of policy planning, who threatened at a briefing to increase pressure on Iran «by reducing to zero its revenue on crude-oil sales».
Hassan Rouhani said that the Iranian nation has never bowed and will never bow to U.S. pressures. He pointed to the U.S. withdrawal from the Iranian 2015 nuclear deal, saying that the deal was inked based on the interests of Iran and the world.
Rouhani said that Iran's logic has not changed by the exit of «an irrational party» which seeks to put pressures on the Iranian nation. «The Americans have claimed that they want to completely block Iranian oil exports. They do not know what this means because it would be meaningless that Iran cannot export its oil while others in the region can,» he said.
«Do this if you can and see its consequences,» the Iranian president warned Washington against the sanction move.
Last week, the U.S. State Department announced that the United States has been pushing its allies to stop oil imports from Iran by Nov. 4. U.S. President, Donald Trump has asked Saudi Arabia to increase its oil exports to compensate the shortage in the market demands in case Iran's crude exports drop.
Iran's Petroleum Ministry has said that is prepared for the worst-case scenarios in case the U.S. pressures take effect.
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