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Iran Warns Israel of ‘Crushing Response’ to Any Naval Intervention

  • Iran Warns Israel of ‘Crushing Response’ to Any Naval Intervention
    After Netanyahu alleges maritime oil smuggling, Tehran defense minister vows to respond with force to any attempt to curtail exports

    Iran’s defense minister warned Wednesday that the Islamic Republic would give a “crushing response” if Israel followed through on a threat by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stymie Iranian oil shipments.

    Defense minister Amir Hatami was responding to a speech last week in which Netanyahu warned that Israel’s navy might intervene if Iran was illegally exporting petroleum and bypassing American economic sanctions, the IRNA news agency reported.

    “If they have such an intention, this issue will be regarded as international piracy,” Hatami said.

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March 15, 2019 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , ,

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