Iranian Chief of Staff Gen. Seyed Hassan Firouzabadi said Saturday that Iran is prepared for a situation in which it would need to close the Strait of Hormuz, but would not do so unless the country’s interests were seriously at risk, Iran’s ISNA news agency reported.

He clarified that Tehran has a plan for closing the strait, just has it has various other military plans for different situations. He emphasized that Iran was acting rationally.

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