Iranian Ambassador: Only War Can Stop Us Now
Tehran in new threat to close Strait of Hormuz
Paul Joseph Watson
January 24, 2013
Iranian Ambassador Hassan Danaie-Far says that the only way the United States can put a halt to Iran’s nuclear program is by resorting to war, a move that would prompt the closure of the Strait of Hormuz, a key oil chokepoint.
“The only remaining card on the table is war. Is it to their benefit? Is it to the benefit of the world? Is it to the benefit of the region?” Danaie-Far told AFP, adding, “What else (US President Barack) Mr. Obama can do?”
The ambassador also reiterated threats made previously by Tehran to close the Strait of Hormuz, through which around a third of the world’s oil passes, in response to any military action by the United States.
“If there is some movement and action from our enemies, including US, against us, as a part of natural reaction, that may happen,” said Danaie-Far, warning that under such an eventuality, “Everybody would be a loser.”