IRGC offers to contain BP oil spill
Source: Press TV
Brig. Gen. Rostam Qasemi said the failure of US
officials to curb the leak had increased concerns about the possibility of an
environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
A commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) offers the help of
experts from Khatam al-Anbiya headquarters to contain the oil spill in the Gulf
"It is a cause for shame that the US and UK ... are still unable to contain the
oil spill two months has passed since the oil rig was destroyed."
Qasemi went on to say that if the US and UK believe they are unable to contain
the spill, "they can formally ask Iran for assistance" and Tehran will "send
experts from Khatam al-Anbiya headquarters to help end the major crisis and an
"Iranian experience in managing oil leaks in certain Persian Gulf littoral
states such as Kuwait is a proof of their capability."
Khatam al-Anbiya is among the 15 Iranian companies which were targeted in the
latest round of UN Security Council sanctions imposed against Tehran on June 9.
Despite the recent sanctions, the IRGC is ready to fulfill its humanitarian
mission by sending its forces to the Gulf of Mexico, Qasemi added.
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