May 4, 2019, 7:31 AM
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Iran stresses security of Hormuz Strait

Tehran, May 4, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said on Friday that Islamic Republic stresses security of Hormuz Strait as a global energy lifeline as long as Iranian nation’s interests are met.

He made the remarks after Bahraini foreign minister threatened that Iran will not be allowed to close Hormuz Strait even a single day.

Mousavi also said that officials of the tiny state are recommended out of goodwill and neighborliness “to observe limits when speaking with the one older than them,” as the Persian sages have said centuries ago, “How a fly can overthrow an eagle?”

Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmad Al-Khalifa said in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat that Iran will not be allowed to close Hormuz Strait.

He also claimed that closing the strait will be detrimental to Iran, too.

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