IN A TIT FOR TAT GEOPOLITICAL/ECONOMIC POLICY MOVE IRAN HAS DECIDED THAT IT WILL NOT ALLOW AMERICA/ISRAEL TO PUSH IT AROUND.I SAY BRAVO.Iran to Inspect Gulf Ships If Sanctions Used on Cargo
By Ali SheikholeslamiBloomberg) — Iran will inspect ships in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for any action against its own shipping stemming from the latest United Nations nuclear sanctions.
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“If only one Iranian ship gets inspected, we will take the necessary measures,” Hossein Ebrahimi, a member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, was cited as saying today by the state-run Mehr news agency. “We will inspect several of their ships in return for one ship they would inspect.”
The UN Security Council on June 9 approved a fourth round of sanctions against Iran in an effort to curb its nuclear development. The measures include the authority to seize cargo suspected of being used for Iranian nuclear or missile programs, restrictions on financial transactions and a tighter arms embargo. Iran said yesterday that it will consider downgrading ties with the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency.
“The Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz will be our maneuvering front,” Ebrahimi said. “Anybody who wants to harm our interests, we will severely harm theirs in retaliation.”
–Editors: Heather Langan, Karl Maier