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Iran will respond firmly to any Israeli naval action against its oil shipments, Iran's defence minister said on Wednesday, in comments that came a week after Israel's prime minister said its navy could act against Iranian oil "smuggling" to enforce United States sanctions.
Iran's Minister of Defense Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA that Tehran had the military capabilities to confront any Israeli intervention, and said the global community would also not accept such action.
Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said Iran considers such actions against its oil sales "piracy", warning Tel Aviv that it will face a tough response if it approaches Iran's oil tankers. This comes after US sanctions on its oil and shipping industries scared Western banks, insurers, and commercial shipping operators, Reuters reported, citing sources from Iran and from Western countries.
49ers sign RB Tevin Coleman to two-year deal
Coleman has 2,340 rushing yards on 528 attempts with 18 touchdowns through his four National Football League seasons. His base salary of $3.7 million for 2019 will be guaranteed as of April 1.
"The armed forces of the Islamic Republic will surely provide the security of the shipping lines and the security of the global waterways for themselves and all those who are in the area of responsibility", he noted.
The warning comes a week after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to stop what he called Iran's "oil smuggling" by intercepting tankers carrying Iranian crude. They intervened on Friday to repel pirates who attacked an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden.
An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander also said on Wednesday that enemies will regret any confrontation with the Islamic Republic.
The Israeli navy, whose largest vessels are missile corvettes and a small submarine fleet, is mostly active in the Mediterranean and Red seas.
He said these tankers can no longer be insured by worldwide companies and are likely to be insured by Iranian firms.
To help differentiate areas and materials, NASA made the panorama (shown above) in "false color" which enhances certain elements. Helpfully, the image is annotated with other geologic details to give you a better sense of what you're looking at.
The pound steadied after surging in the wake of the United Kingdom parliament's vote that opened the door to delaying Brexit. Gold hit almost a two-week high as tepid USA economic data reinforced views the Fed would be patient on monetary policy.
Première information, Jamie Cudmore ne sera plus le manager et quittera donc la formation provençale dans quelques mois. Pour le remplacer, Provence Rugby a choisi de miser sur James Coughlan pour s'occuper des avants la saison prochaine.
It says if no other solution is found, Britain will remain in a customs union with the EU in order to keep the Irish border open. We may not know which way they will go until during the Brexit debate this afternoon in the House of Commons. "It is not.
Huong's application, which was filed on Monday, to have the charge against her dropped was rejected by the Attorney-General (AG). Prosecutors had sprung a surprise on Monday by asking the court to drop the charge against Siti Aisyah and free her.
Le casting du film narrant les aventures du célèbre éléphant Dumbo était également présent à cet événement. Angelina Jolie a foulé le tapis rouge du film Dumbo hier soir au El Captain theatre à Hollywood.
Il le fait au travers de "partenariats" signés avec ces groupes. À 18h30, la situation n'était toujours pas rétablie. La panne touche plusieurs continents, en particulier l'Europe, l'Amérique du Nord et l'Asie.
Striker Gonzalo Higuain has not travelled due to illness while teenage winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is likely to start, Sarri added. It's a mad one because a young English player at Chelsea at that age then you really want him to sign that long-term contract.
As in Great Britain, businesses now registered on the EU Excise system would register on a United Kingdom equivalent. The measures announced today recognise the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland.
Federal prosecutors are investigating data-sharing deals struck between Facebook and makers of mobile computing devices. The data sharing deals were reported by the New York Times in June and December of past year .
Where to find Pi Day deals around San Diego
If you retweet Bojangles' account and answer a Pi Day-themed trivia question correctly, you can win a $10 Bojangles gift card. Blaze Pizza : The chain's smartphone app is needed to get the $3.14 Pi Day deal Thursday on custom pizzas .
Le patron de Volkswagen s’excuse — Slogan Nazi
Mardi soir, Herbert Diess réunissait des centaines de cadres du groupe pour commenter les résultats annuels du groupe. En revanche, aucune voiture VW n'est fabriquée sur le territoire.
IPhone ‘shields man from bow and arrow attack’ in Nimbin, NSW
The resident held up his mobile phone to take a photograph of the armed man, who then engaged the bow and was ready to fire. While the arrow also hit the resident in the chin, it only left a small laceration which required no medical treatment.
Airline apologizes to woman told to 'cover up or leave plane'
She said she had worn the outfit through the airport and was only told to cover up upon entering the plane by the cabin crew. She says was left "shaking" and upset by the incident, as comments were made over the plane's speakers about the situation.
Senate votes to end U.S. support of Yemen war
The US Republican-led Senate has approved a bill to end US support for the Saudi-led coalition war in Yemen. In this February 12, 2018, photo, Saudi-led coalition forces are seen in Yemen .
Leaked email reveals Elon Musk must approve all new Tesla hires
Potential Tesla owners will have a week to place their order before prices rise, so current prices are valid until March 18th. Details concerning the new vehicle are scarce, but Musk says the SUV will be bigger than the company's latest Model 3 sedan .