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Iran's Zarif warns U.S. of 'consequences' over oil sanctions, Strait of Hormuz

Iran's Zarif warns U.S. of 'consequences' over oil sanctions, Strait of Hormuz
FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a news conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Alhakim, in Baghdad, Iraq, March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid Al-Mousily/File Photo -
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran will continue to find buyers for its oil and use the Strait of Hormuz to transport it, the country's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, warning that if the United States tries to stop Tehran then it should "be prepared for the consequences."

"We believe that Iran will continue to sell its oil. We will continue to find buyers for our oil and we will continue to use the Strait of Hormuz as a safe transit passage for the sale of our oil," Zarif also told event at the Asia Society in New York.

"If the United States takes the crazy measure of trying to prevent us from doing that then it should be prepared for the consequences," he said.

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols and Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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