Tehran 0
19 May 2020

Defence Minister Amir Hatami maintained that “any disruption to [our] tankers is against international regulations and security… the Americans and others know that we will certainly not hesitate to react to this issue, and if the harassment intensifies and continues, it will certainly face a decisive response”. The following day, the Venezuelan Defence Minister indicated that when the Iranian tankers “enter our exclusive economic zone, they will be escorted by Bolivarian National Armed Forces boats and planes to welcome them in and thank the Iranian people for their solidarity and cooperation”.

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