U.S. Envoy Says If Iran's Missiles Not Contained, Regional War Might Ensue

(Radio Farda) U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that the 40-year history of the Islamic Republic shows that it only comes to the negotiating table when under threat of military force, sanctions or political isolation. He said that while the U.S. was still in the Iran nuclear deal, the Islamic Republic extended its support to terrorist groups and transferred missiles to its proxies in Iraq and Lebanon. He warned that if Tehran's missile program is not contained, a regional war might ensue. He added that "The UN Security Council needs to renew the arms embargo [on Iran] before it expires" in 2020. "Iran no longer has enough money to pay Shi'ite military groups in Syria," Hook insisted. "Hizbullah and Hamas have enacted austerity plans due to a lack of funding from Iran. In various parts of Lebanon, you can see piggy banks in grocery stores soliciting spare change from Lebanese citizens to support Hizbullah's operation."

2019-10-18 00:00:00

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