If US-led Western states proceed with threats to impose an oil embargo on Iran, the country has the right to close the Strait of Hormuz, said Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, a member of the Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy on Monday.
Tensions between Tehran and Washington over the Strait of Hormuz escalated after the US and the European Union proposed sanctions against Iran’s oil sector.
On December 27, 2011, Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi warned that imposing sanctions against the country’s energy sector will prompt Tehran to prevent oil cargos from
passing through the Strait of Hormuz.
Once again, Falahatpisheh said on Monday that Iran will “definitely” close the Strait of Hormuz, if there is a disruption in the sales of the country’s crude, stressing that the “US and its allies will not be able to reopen the strategic waterway.”
Moreover, the US has long stressed that military action is a main option for the White House to deter Iran’s progress in the field of nuclear technology.
In return, another Iranian lawmaker, Mohammad EsmaKowsari told FNA on Monday, in the case of US adventurism against Iran, the country “will make the world unsafe for the American forces in the shortest possible time and all the US military men will be forced to leave the Middle-East region to save their lives.”
Sources: Fars News Agency, Press TV, Mehr News