Earlier on Wednesday, the 24th of April 2019, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif fanned the flames of a renewed Iran-US tension over the strait of Hormuz, after United States had demanded all foreign buyers of Iranian crude oil to stop purchasing by May 1st or to face sanction.
Iranian Foreign Minister had threatened the United States over his Wednesday’s (April 24th) speech at the Asia Society New York, saying that the United States should be prepared for the consequences, if it had been trying to stop Iran from selling oil, using the Strait of Hormuz.
Latest leg of battle of quotes came forth, after Iranian Republican Army had threatened to shut the Strait of Hormuz earlier this week. However, the Iranian Foreign Minister, had also proposed United States to consider a prisoner exchange instead imposing sanction on Iranian oil.
In point of fact, on last Monday (April the 22nd), United States had asked foreign buyers of Iranian oils to stop purchasing from them, concluding a six-month-long waiver that had been allowing Iran to sell its heavy crude to eight of its biggest buyers, most of them were hailing from Asia.
Cautioning Unites States of further consequences of another sanction on Iranian oil, in an event at the Asia Society in New York, Zarif said, “We believe that Iran will continue to sell its oil. We will continue to find buyers for our oil and we will continue to use the Strait of Hormuz as a safe transit passage for the sale of our oil.
If the United States takes the crazy measure of trying to prevent us from doing that, then it should be prepared for the consequences”.