Rowhani: Tehran is not seeking to create tensions in the region or to block the flow of Gulf Oil

BAGHDAD, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said that Tehran was not seeking to create tensions in the region or block Gulf oil flows but would not give up its right to export oil.

"The withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear agreement is illegal," Rowhani said in remarks on his official website on Tuesday. "The ball has become in the stadium of Europe in terms of maintaining relations with Tehran."

"The Islamic Republic has never sought to create tensions in the region and does not want any problems in the world waterways, but it will not easily relinquish its right to export oil," he said.

Earlier today, Iran laid a final condition for the United States and the world to keep the Strait of Hormuz open. "

"The continued existence of the Strait of Hormuz is linked to the security of Iranian interests," said Admiral Hussein Khansadi, Commander of the Iranian Naval forces, at a news conference. "The international community must implement its commitments to Tehran," the official IRNA news agency reported.

"The ban on Iran certainly affects the activity of the Strait of Hormuz, and we have to know that the outcome of a decision at the international level affects not only one country but also the actions of others," he said.

"The Strait of Hormuz is part of Iranian interests, and the naval force has provided security to the Strait so far and will do so in the future as well," he said.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency