A bill calling for Iran to stop oil tankers from shipping crude through the Strait of Hormuz has been signed by 100 of Iran’s 290 members of parliament, Washington Post report said. The drafted bill attempt to stop the Iranian oil from reaching countries that support the oil sanctions.
“If they decide to sanction us completely, we will not allow even one drop of oil to be transited through the Strait of Hormuz,” Fars News Agency quoted Chairman of the parliament’s Energy Commission Arsalan Fathipour as saying Sunday night.
The U.S. exempted 10 EU members, Japan, India, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Taiwan.
While the lawmakers are concentrating on the bill, the Iranian millitary is conducting a new war games simulating an attack on foreign bases in the desert region.
The three day exercise, called Great Prophet 7, involves firing “tens of different missiles” at bases modeled after United States military installations, Foxnews reported. One ballistic missile being tested, the Shahab-3, has a range of 1,200 miles –enough to strike Israel or southern Europe, the report said.
Meanwhile, two Iranian agents, found with explosives, have been asscused of planning to attack US, British, Israeli or Saudi Arabian targets in Kenya, The Telegraph reported . Iranian agents have in recent months been caught in several other countries like Georgia, Thailand, Azerbaijan, India, Mexico and the U.S.
Western intelligence services believe that the more pressure Iran is under, the more it will resort to global terror attempts in a bid to defend its nuclear program, according to Haaretz news.