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    Iran to Take ‘Measures’ if States Break Int’l Law in Strait Of Hormuz - Official

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    On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia's energy adviser said that if Iran closes the Straight of Hurmuz, the UN Security Council is likely to authorize military action.

    "Thanks to the Revolutionary Guards' Navy, the hostile countries are worried before crossing the Strait of Hormuz," Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri was quoted as saying by IRNA on Wednesday.

    In addition, the official noted that in the last year the countries had followed the international laws but if they breached the laws, they would face confrontation and controlling measures.

    READ MORE: UNSC Might Authorize Military Action If Iran Closes Strait of Hormuz — Official

    Earlier, Iran threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, cutting off the main oil shipping route, in response to any hostile actions from the US.

    In early May, Trump announced Washington's pullout from the JCPOA, pledging to reinstate anti-Iranian sanctions, including those preventing other countries from doing business with the Islamic Republic.

    The US imposed sanctions on trade with Iran involving the Iranian currency, sovereign debt, cars, aircraft, gold and other metals.

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    debt, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), sanctions, Navy, Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, Iran
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