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US won’t prevent Tehran from exporting oil – Iran’s FM

A US plan to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero will not succeed, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said. “If the Americans want to keep this simplistic and impossible idea in their minds they should also know its consequences,” Zarif told an Iranian newspaper on Wednesday. “They can’t think that Iran won’t export oil and others will export.” President Hassan Rouhani hinted last month that Iran could block the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route, if the US attempted to stop the Islamic Republic’s oil exports, Reuters reported.