Tehran called the West "to think twice"
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi urged the West to think twice before imposing an oil embargo against his country because of the situation around the Strait of Hormuz. And the permanent representative of Iran to the UN Mohammed Khazaee said that overlap of the Strait of Hormuz is only one of the options, which Iran may use in the event of a threat to its security. Meanwhile, it became known that the U.S. military increase their presence in the Arabian Sea.
Iran has previously threatened that might block shipping in the Strait in response to the possible introduction of an oil embargo. Foreign ministers of the EU member states will discuss this issue at a meeting on January 23.
"Iran is accustomed to the embargo, introduced against it for the past 12 years. Of course, we do not welcome sanctions and urge the West to think twice before imposing such measures", the Iranian minister said in the air of the Turkish news channel NTV.
Iranian Foreign Minister is on a visit to Turkey, where he is negotiating with the country's leadership on the Iranian nuclear issue and bilateral issues.