July 24, 2018 / 7:08 AM / a year ago

Iran says will respond with equal countermeasures if U.S. tries to block oil exports

BEIRUT, July 24 (Reuters) - Iran will respond with equal countermeasures if the United States tries to block its oil exports, Tehran’s foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

“If America wants to take a serious step in this direction it will definitely be met with a reaction and equal countermeasures from Iran,” foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi was quoted as saying on state media. (Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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