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Rowhan threatened US with “problems” due to obstruction of tankers

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has promised the United States “problems” if Iranian tankers, including those going to , encounter difficulties due to Washington’s actions.

Earlier, the Wall Street Journal reported that the administration of US President is exploring the possibility of imposing new sanctions against to block the export of Iranian oil to Venezuela. After five Iranian tankers set off for Venezuela, the issue of sanctions against the crews of tankers or the confiscation of these tankers in case of refueling in ports of third countries is considered.

“If our tankers in the or elsewhere in the world experience any difficulties for the Americans, then they (the ), in turn, will have to face problems,” Rouhani said in a telephone conversation with Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

The Iranian president pointed to a “series of actions” on the part of the United States creating an “unacceptable situation” in various parts of the world, saying that Tehran would not be the first to aggravate the situation or confront it, the release said on its official website.

Earlier, Venezuelan Permanent Representative to the UN Samuel Moncada said that Caracas had warned UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres about a military threat from the United States to Iranian ships carrying fuel to the Bolivarian Republic of

In turn, the Minister of Defense of Venezuela Vladimir Padrino said that Iranian oil tankers in the special economic zone of Venezuela will accompany warships and aircraft.

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