Al-Arabia – In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook has stressed that Iran is the largest sponsor of global terrorism and said that “international banks are afraid to deal with Tehran”.
The special envoy spoke on US intentions to accelerate the path to zero imports of Iranian oil to guarantee a stable oil market.
“Iran evaded sanctions in the past but this time we are taking a much stronger approach,” says Hook as he highlights the US commitment to maximize economic pressure on Iran.
“We will impose our sanctions vigorously…and will deny this dictatorship the revenue it needs to fund malign activities in Europe and around the world.”
Hook also spoke of the Iranian people who are denied their basic rights, such as receiving humanitarian assistance. He said that Iranians know where to place blame for their economic troubles and that US sanctions exempt food, medicine, and medical devices.
The envoy blames the regime for diverting humanitarian aid. Foreign banks are reluctant to corporate with Iran’s unruly central bank to facilitate humanitarian assistance.
Over one hundred global corporations announced that they ended doing business with Iran, and the riyal is now down by 75% due to the regime’s economic mismanagement.
Last Update: Tuesday, 20 November 2018 KSA 23:50 – GMT 20:50