Washington 0
12 November 2020

The U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Elliott Abrams, asserted that “we have done tremendous damage to regime revenues… They can’t take four more years of it. Now is the moment to use that leverage. Get Iran to stop the missile program and the sabotage and the nuclear violations. Otherwise, they don’t want to do these things”. He further argued that “under counterterrorism sanctions, there are many more targets that deserve to be sanctioned, and this is in addition to the nuclear sanctions”. Abrams also said that “now we have, on November 11, a report by the IAEA which says that the explanation[s] that Iran has given for the existence of suspicious things found by the IAEA, such as the presence of suspicious particles that appear to be manufactured… are not technically credible. If I escape from diplomatic language, that means they’re lying to the IAEA again”.

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