PressTV-US claims set to defy Iran’s PG warning

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) has reportedly claimed that it is fully prepared to maintain the flow of commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf despite Iran’s insistence that it will prevent all oil exports through the waterway’s Strait of Hormuz entry point if the US attempts to follow through with its threat of halting Iranian exports.

A Saturday report published by Khaleej Times daily, based in the kingdom of United Arab Emirates, cited a CENTCOM officer identified as Major Josh Jacques as saying that the US partners with “many nations to provide and promote security and stability in the region,” without directly referring to the Persian Gulf region.

He further added, “Together, we stand ready to ensure the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce wherever international law allows.”

Iranian TV image of US military sailors arrested by IRGC naval forces in the Persian Gulf after violating Iran’s territorial waters (File…

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