TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry scorned the Bahraini foreign minister’s claim that Tehran will not be allowed to close the Strait of Hormuz, recommending the “tiny dependent” state to know its limits when threatening a bigger power.
In an interview with IRIB on Friday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi reacted to the Bahraini foreign minister’s seemingly threatening remarks that Iran will not be allowed to close the Strait of Hormuz even for a single day.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran underlines (the significance of) the security of the Strait of Hormuz as a lifeline for the supply and transit of global energy (demands), as long as the Iranian nation’s interests are secured through this important and vital strait,” the Foreign Ministry’s website quoted him as saying.
“However, out of benevolence and neighborliness, Iran advises the officials of this tiny dependent country (Bahrain) to know their limits when threatening those bigger than themselves,” he added.
According to a centuries-old Persian saying, a fly can never hunt down an eagle, Mousavi concluded.
His comments came after Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa claimed Iran will not be allowed to shut the strategic Strait of Hormuz even for one day, warning that if it closes the corridor, it means it is “walking towards the abyss”.