New developments show Iran is lashing out against new sanctions that are set to be imposed against the country's regime.

FOX's Doug McKelway has more from Washington:

In developments that clearly add to present tensions in the Middle East, Iran's Oil Ministry says oil exports have been halted to Britain and France.  This appears to be part of a response by Iran to the European Union's decision to boycott Iranian oil beginning in July.  The EU accounts for about 18% of Iran's oil exports.

On another front, Iranian ships moved through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, according to Iran's official news agency.  It is, says Iran's naval chief, a show of might and mission of peace.  It's only the second passage through the Suez Canal by Iranian ships since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

In Washington, Doug McKelway, FOX News Radio.

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