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The Deputy Minister of Roads and Transportation Mohammad Rastad said "The foreign commercial naval service which carrying cargoes for our country, can pass normally.

Managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization told to ILNA news agency, that Iranian ports do not apply any limitation on their passage and they enjoy full safety in light of security provided by the country for its territorial waters.

Mohammad Rastad made the remarks in response to recent tensions between Iran and U.S and added that all maritime activities are in normal process and there are no obstacles right now.

According to the official, currently, all the country’s ports are operating at their full capacity and numerous vessels are loading and unloading their cargoes at Iranian ports.

"Foreign ships need no military escort in Iranian territorial waters," he said.

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has targeted US airbase of Ain al-Assad in Anbar province in western Iraq on Wednesday in response to the US assassination of the great commander of the IRGC's Quds Forces, Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

The IRGC said in the statement that the attacks came in response to the criminal and terrorist operation of the assignation of the commander of the IRGC Quds Forces Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani by the US occupying forces in Iraq.

It advised the US nation to recall their troops from the Middle East region to avoid any further damage and urged them not to risk the lives of the US military because of the policies of hate-mongering US regime.

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