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Rouhani: US Will Not Stop Iran Exporting Oil

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The United States will not be able to stop Iran exporting its oil and any move to prevent Iranian crude shipments passing through the Gulf would lead to all oil exports through the waterway being blocked, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.

The United States imposed sanctions on Iran and US officials say they aim to reduce Iran's oil exports to zero in a bid to curb the Islamic Republic's missile program and regional influence.

"America should know that we are selling our oil and will continue to sell our oil and they are not able to stop our oil exports," Rouhani said in a televised speech during a trip to the northern Iranian city of Shahroud.

"If one day they want to prevent the export of Iran's oil, then no oil will be exported from the Persian Gulf," Rouhani added.

The United States withdrew from a multilateral nuclear deal in May and re-imposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Rouhani said the US would not succeed in cutting Iran's economic ties with the region and the world.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

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