Federation Council member Alexey Pushkov did not rule out the possibility of war after Iran announced its intention to block the export of oil from the Persian Gulf countries through the Strait of Hormuz. The politician writes on Twitter about this today, on 24 July 24.
He also added that such a decision would lead to a restriction of up to 30% of world oil and oil products exports if the United States blocked the purchase of Iranian oil by other countries. The senator is convinced that the world is facing an acute crisis.
«Iran made it clear that it blocks the export of oil from the Persian Gulf countries through the Strait of Hormuz (up to 30% of world oil and oil products exports) in case the US blocks the purchase of Iranian oil by other countries. An acute crisis is brewing. In the worst case, a new war, «- said in a statement.
A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Bahram Kasemi, said that Iran would retaliate if the US blocked oil exports from the country.