U.S. envoy calls for Iran arms embargo renewal

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Brian Hook said the world should ignore Iran’s threats to retaliate if the arms embargo set to expire in October is extended, calling it a 'mafia tactic'

Brian Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran, speaks at the Iranian Materiel Display at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington on Nov. 29, 2018.An expiring United Nations weapons embargo on Iran must remain in place to prevent it from “becoming the arms dealer of choice for rogue regimes and terrorist organizations around the world,” the U.S. special representative to Iran said Sunday.

Iran’s mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Hook’s remarks. The United Nations banned Iran from buying major foreign weapon systems in 2010 amid tensions over its nuclear program. That blocked Iran from replacing its aging equipment, much of which had been purchased by the shah before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. An earlier embargo targeted Iranian arms exports.

Asked about how Iran would pay for the new weapons, Hook said Tehran’s lowered revenues represented “a good thing for the region” and affected its ability to back its regional proxies, like Syria. Since Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Iran has broken all the accord’s production limits. The U.N.‘s International Atomic Energy Agency, which monitors Iranian nuclear activity as part of the deal, says Tehran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium continues to grow.


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If you really want to understand what America is all about and specifically how Iran is a major 'threat' to them, read Who Rules The World, by professor Chomsky. You'd be shocked what USA ha done to Iran and countless other countries. It is a complete opposite.They are the threat

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