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The representative of the Central command of the US armed forces (CENTCOM) bill urban said that the threat to shipping in the Strait of Hormuz from Iran requires the entire international community. He said this in comments to RIA Novosti.
“The world economy depends on the free flow of trade, and all countries have an obligation to protect and preserve the Foundation of global prosperity,” — said the official representative of the unit.
Earlier it was reported that five armed boats of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) began to pursue oil tanker in the UK and tried to stop him. Iranian ships approached the ship and ordered the crew to change course and stay in the territorial waters of Iran.
July 9, Iran has promised to give a response to the British capture Gibraltar ship Grace 1. The tanker was intercepted on 4 July during transport two million barrels of crude oil from Iran in the refinery of Banias in Syria that violates the sanctions regime against Damascus.
According to the foreign Ministry of Spain, the British intercepted the tanker at the request of the United States.
EU sanctions against Syria include a ban on oil trade, restrictions on investment, freezing in the EU assets of the Central Bank of the Arab Republic of embargoes on trade in dual-use technologies, as well as telecommunications equipment.
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