Iran threatens to blockade vital oil route from the Gulf in response to ...

Iran threatens to blockade vital oil route from the Gulf in response to proposed US sanctions Iran vowed to block oil tankers using the Strait of Hormuz if they are sanctioned US President Donald has withdrawn from the Iranian nuclear accord   He has vowed to re-impose sanctions on Tehran after scrapping the deal Tehran has threatened to block oil tankers using the Strait of Hormuz in response

By Darren Boyle for MailOnline

Published: 16:14 BST, 21 July 2018 | Updated: 16:14 BST, 21 July 2018

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Iran may block oil tankers from using the Strait of Hormuz in response to possible US sanctions over the country's nuclear programme. 

US President Donald unilaterally pulled out of a 2015 deal signed by President Obama.

The international accord allowed experts to inspect Iranian nuclear sites. Tehran also agreed to reduce its stocks of enriched nuclear material. 

Iran has threatened to block oil tankers transiting through the Strait of Hormuz

Iran has threatened to block oil tankers transiting through the Strait of Hormuz

President Hassan Rouhani, pictured, made the threat in response to a plan by US President Donald Trump to impose new sanctions on Iran after he pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani, pictured, made the threat in response to a plan by US President Donald to impose new sanctions on Iran after he pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal

has threatened to impose sanctions on Iran. In response, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said Tehran could block oil tankers using the narrow Strait of Hormuz - cutting off supplies from the Gulf. 

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backed his president and said: 'If Iran's oil is not exported, no regional country's oil will be exported. 

Rouhani's apparent threat

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