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Iran to retaliate any ship inspection in open seas

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 17, IRNA -- Rapporteur of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali said Thursday that Iran would retaliate any possible inspecting of its ships in the high seas.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Majlis open session, Jalali said, “Those who make any attack against Iranian ships, must measure consequences of their moves from very this moment.”

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will strongly rise for its rights,” Jalali said stressing that Iran enjoyed many factors of being a powerful country including the possession of the strategic waterway of the Hormuz Straight in the Persian Gulf region.

“One of these factors is that one of the most sensitive points of the world, the Straight of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, belongs to Iran,” the MP said.

He stressed that Tehran would not tolerate inspection of its ships by other countries under the pretext of a new resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council against Iran for its peaceful nuclear activities.

Under severe pressures exerted by the US and Zionist regime, Resolution 1929 was adopted on June 9 by a vote of 12 in favor to two against (Brazil, Turkey), and one abstention (Lebanon).

It urged other countries to inspect “vessels on the high seas with the consent of the flag State.”

The resolution also called upon all States to cooperate in such inspections.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 1182751



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