Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, July 13, 2019 - Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani, in a weekly cabinet session on Wednesday, July 10, resorted to threatening the United Kingdom.
"I warn the British that you are the initiator of insecurity and you will understand its consequences later,” he said. “Of course, the British might have done so on U.S. orders or what is called the ‘B’ group, which is, of course, a wrong measure,” he added.
Former Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) chief Mohsen Rezaie, now Secretariat of the regime’s Expediency Council, had already resorted to similar threats.
“If Britain does not release Iran's tanker, it is authorities’ duty to seize a British tanker,” he said.
Rouhani made further remarks in this line in another cabinet meeting.
“The United States was asking for an extraordinary meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors on the abandonment of some of our commitments. Then the Europeans expressed concern that Iran's regime had violated some of its obligations and that they are very worried,” he explained.
Rouhani described the U.S.’ call for negotiations as "definitely inaccurate," adding that Britain has seized the regime's tanker based on instructions from Washington.