Tehran 0
4 September 2019

Referring to reports that the U.S. was offering money for the diversion of tankers bearing Iranian oil, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif commented that “having failed at piracy, the U.S. resorts to outright blackmail—deliver us Iran’s oil and receive several million dollars or be sanctioned yourself”. The U.S. State Department's spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus, responded that “having failed at piracy, Iran resorts to outright blackmail – deliver us $15 billion or we will further our nuclear developments”.

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