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IRGC offers to contain BP oil spill

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 of Mexico.

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.

“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 environmental disaster.”

“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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