Iran says it will respond firmly to any Israeli naval action against its oil shipments. Iran’s Defense Minister, Amir Hatami, in a statement in Tehran, said his country has the military capabilities to confront any Israeli intervention. His comments came a week after Israel’s Prime Minister said his country’s navy could act against Iranian oil shipments evading U.S. sanctions. (Reuters)
Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, did not name the countries – but a proposed transfer of U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia has raised concerns in Tehran. “Some countries in the region are spending their petro-dollars on suspicious nuclear projects that can endanger the security of the region and the world,” Shamkhani was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.
“New threats like this will force us to revise our strategy based on the nature and geography of new threats, and predict the requirements of our country and armed forces,” he added.
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17 August, 2019