No mischievous act in Hormuz Strait: Commander

IRNA – Iran’s navy commander says nobody will be allowed to commit mischievous acts in Hormuz Strait, which is a ‘strategic’ region for global energy.

In an exclusive interview with IRNA, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi added, “It is a strategic strait, as some 17 million barrels of oil are exported from the region each day.”

“Despite the US sanctions, Iran has safeguarded Hormuz Strait’s security all the time and it will never allow anybody to create centers of insecurity and commit acts of mischief in the region,” he said.

“We have been standing in Hormuz Strait strongly and firmly,” the commander said, noting that Hormuz Strait, Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman are among the safest maritime areas in the world.

Iran’s Navy Force is present in free water powerfully, he said, noting that it will continue escorting the ships as long as necessary.

Sanctions have no impact on trade vessel escorting, he said.