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Iran: no plans to block Strait of Hormuz

Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri, acting commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard naval forces has said Tehran's forces have full control over the Gulf's strategic Strait of Hormuz, but have no plans to try to close the route for one-fifth of the world's oil, the Associated Press has reported. "Enemies regularly say Iran is after closing the Strait of Hormuz. But we say that wisdom does not recommend closing the strait while Iran is using the Strait of Hormuz," Tangsiri said.