|Officials invited to Majlis to discuss proposal on Strait of Hormuz||
TEHRAN – A number of the country’s political and military officials have been invited to attend a session of the Majlis to discuss the proposal that calls for the Strait of Hormuz to be blocked in response to the sanctions imposed on the country, MP Mehdi Mousavinejad announced on Sunday.
Mousavinejad, who has endorsed the proposal, said that Saeed Jalili, who is the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, and a number of officials from the Foreign Ministry and Joint Chiefs of Staff have been invited.
Mousavinejad added that the proposal will be submitted to the Majlis Presiding Board on the first session of the parliament after its summer recess, which will be held on July 22.
The proposal, which was put forward by the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on July 1, calls for the Strait of Hormuz to be blocked to prevent the passage of tankers that carry oil for the countries that have imposed sanctions on Iran.
The proposal was prepared in response to the European Union’s oil embargo on Iran that took effect on July 1 and a new U.S. law that penalizes countries that do business with the Central Bank of Iran by denying their banks access to the U.S. market. The law came into force on June 28.
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