Iran vows firm response to Israeli threats against oil exports

Israeli regime's threats against Iran oil exports is tantamount to global insecurity and Iran will give firm response to them, Iranian defense minister has said.

Earlier on March 6, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that Iran is smuggling oil and the Israeli navy will have an important role in blocking Iran's action.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Brigadier General Amir Hatami said definitely if they have such intension, it is tantamount to global insecurity and banditry.

General Hatami added that the Islamic Republic of Iran is powerful enough to address the issue and will give firm response to Israeli threats.

The international community will not also accept such measures, he reiterated.

Certainly, the Iranian armed forces will safeguard the shipping lines and the international waterways, he noted.

Hatami said the Israeli navy forces have three 'Saer' frigates and eight missile launcher boats in the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Suez Canal. 

He added that Iranian navy forces are also present in open seas like Gulf of Aden, Bab-el-Mandeb, Red Sea, Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea to safeguard Iranian shipping lines.

The Iranian forces also take advantage of domestic destroyers like Jamaran, Sahand, Alborz, Alvand and Sabalan, he reiterated.

He went on to say that Iranian destroyers and submarines are able to use cruise missiles, torpedoes and anti-ship missiles.

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