13:58 GMT28 February 2021
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    The statement came just a day after Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei supported President Hassan Rouhani's suggestion that his country may block Gulf oil exports in the event Iranian exports are stopped.

    According to the ISNA news agency, the Iranian president has warned the United States, stating that peace with Iran would be crucial for Washington's policies.

    "Today, speaking with US has no meaning except surrender and end of people's achievements. Mr Trump! We are the people of dignity and guarantor of security of the waterway of the region throughout the history. Don't play with the lion's tail; you will regret it," Rouhani said at a meeting with the Iranian diplomats.

    He added that the country wonold not be intimidated, stating that "war with Iran is the mother of all wars and peace with Iran is the mother of all peace."

    Only a day earlier Tehran had criticized the US, claiming it would not be possible to reach an agreement with Washington.

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    Relations between the two countries have deteriorated since May when US President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of his country from the Iranian nuclear deal and decided to re-impose unilateral sanctions on Tehran. The move was opposed by Russia, China, Germany, France, Great Britain and the EU, who have confirmed their commitment to the nuclear deal.


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