24 January 2013, 16:13

Iran to close strait if US chooses 'war' - diplomat

Iran to close strait if US chooses 'war' - diplomat

The United States has nothing left to pressure Tehran over its nuclear programme except for war, and if it chooses conflict Iran could close a key energy chokepoint, its envoy to Baghdad said on Thursday.

Ambassador Hassan Danaie-Far insisted in an interview that Tehran retained the right to close the Strait of Hormuz, through which a third of the world's traded oil passes, in response to any aggression, military or otherwise.

Voice of Russia, AFP

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