U.S. Special Envoy for Iran: We’re one missile strike away from war

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 8:47 AM PT — Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The State Department’s Special Envoy for Iran is sounding the alarm over the latest tensions in the Middle East. While speaking at the Asia Society in New York Monday, Brian Hook said the international community must join forces and pressure Iran to end its destabilizing activities.
Hook pointed out that Iran may be advancing its nuclear and ballistic missile programs as well as deepening its support for regional terror groups like Hamas. He also said President Trump is working to avoid a war with Iran.

Brian Hook, Special U.S. Representative for Iran, is pictured. (AP Photo/Caroline
“We have offered to meet with the Iranians many times while we were in the deal and they refused, and so after the president got out of the deal, we continued to offer diplomatic outcomes,” he explained. “The Iranians have not met diplomacy with diplomacy, they have met our diplomacy with military force.”
Hook said Iran’s ongoing provocations are making a regional war increasingly likely. He is calling on the European allies to join the ‘maximum pressure’ campaign to curtail the sources of funding for Iran’s activities.
Iraqi security forces patrol by the crossed swords monument in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Two rockets were fired into the capital’s fortified Green Zone Monday evening, landing around one kilometer (a half-mile) from the U.S. Embassy amid soaring tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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