Military official: Iran ready to protect oil tankers against threats

DUBAI: Iran’s armed forces will protect Iranian oil tankers against any threats, a senior Iranian military official was quoted as saying on Monday by the semi-official news agency ISNA.

“Iran’s armed forces … are prepared today as in the past to protect our fleet of oil tankers against any threats so that it can continue to use marine waterways,” said Mahmoud Mousavi, a deputy commander of the regular army, ISNA reported.

  • The statement came from Mahmoud Mousavi, a deputy commander of the regular army

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