Any US threat against Iranian tankers to be met Iran's firm response: Mousavi
ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency
Mon / 18 May 2020 / 15:17
Tehran (ISNA) – Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi stressed that any US' threat and irrational actions against Iranian tankers will be met with Iran's immediate and firm response and the US government will be responsible for its consequences.
Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, Mousavi said, "These tankers are laden with fuel and destined for Venezuela. The activities of the tankers are officially and legally. The tankers are engaged in legal trade activities, as there is no legal obstacle to such a legitimate trade. We hope that America would not take any stupid act, otherwise, it will receive our strong response".
"Free trade between independent countries is a legitimate affair, and what is illegitimate is the piracy and maritime banditry that is led by the US," he added.
"Iran has issued the necessary warnings through the Swiss Ambassador in Tehran and Iran's Permanent Representations at the United Nations as well as Zarif's letter to the UN Secretary-General against any inadvertent actions by the US in the high Seas," Mousavi stressed.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Mousavi noted, "Quds Day will reflect the crucial developments in the occupied territories of Palestine and that as long as there is occupation, aggression, cruelty and atrocity crimes, Iran will be flag-bearer of the international Quds Day".
Reacting to a report about recent comments from Iraq's new Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, who has voiced readiness to mediate between Tehran and Riyadh, Mousavi said, "Iran has already announced that it looks for dialogue with Saudi Arabia, with or without a mediator. Our region needs to move toward peace and stability and we are prepared for dialogue to clear up misunderstandings".
Warning regional countries that the US relations would not benefit them at all and is only aimed at the sale of American arms, the spokesman reiterated, "Our region needs peace and security which come true via dialogue and cooperation among regional countries".
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