The Iranian armed forces are ready to protect oil tankers in the country

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Iran’s armed forces are ready to ensure the safety of oil tankers of the country to face the incoming threats, said Deputy commander of the army of Iran, Mahmoud Mousavi.

«Iran’s armed forces are ready, as in the past, to continue to support our merchant fleet and oil tankers in the face of threats, so we can use the Maritime channels to ensure our interests», — quotes Agency ISNA words Mousavi.

The United States in early November, imposed full sanctions against the Iranian transport sector. Among those who fell under the sanctions in the field of Maritime freight transportation, is the national shipping company of Iran, «the Shipping transportation of the Islamic Republic of Iran» (IRISL), oil transport giant, «the national Iranian Tanker Company» (NITC). The list also added 65 IRISL subsidiaries and related persons.

Special envoy of the US state Department on Iran Brian hook later issued a warning to countries that allow Iranian tankers and ships in their waters, saying the accompanying risks.

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