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No oil will go through Persian Gulf if US targets Iranian sales: Rouhani

IANS  |  Tehran 

Accusing the US of trying to push away from Iran, Iranian said on Tuesday that cannot stop from exporting and warned that no crude will be exported from the if Iranian sales were blocked.

The US has re-imposed its unilateral sanctions on Iran, including an embargo, after withdrawing in May from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between and major world powers earlier in defiance of international objections.

had initially vowed to reduce Iran's to "zero", but later backed down and granted waivers to almost all of Tehran's major crude buyers.

"The US should know (this) that we sell and will sell our oil and it will not be able to block Iran's And it should also know that if it attempts to stop Iran's oil (sales) someday, no oil will be exported from the Persian Gulf," said during a speech in province's Shahroud city.

"We will expand our relationship with neighbours, the Muslim countries and the world," was quoted as saying by Press TV.

He added that the US was trying to push Europe, and away from and "spread Iranophobia in the region".

Rouhani said that "always suffered defeat in its several hostile plots against Iran".

He added that all countries "condemned Washington's sanctions on Tehran, the US was defeated in the and the (ICJ) in The Hague" over the issue.

The Iranian leader also took an aim at Tel Aviv, saying that "the US and cannot tolerate the existence of a powerful Tehran" and added that the his country would never bow to them.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 16:52 IST