The U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, announced that “the U.S. is renewing for 60 days four nuclear restrictions on Iran that permit the continuation of nonproliferation projects that constrain Iran’s nuclear activities”. “We will closely monitor all developments in Iran’s nuclear program, and Secretary Pompeo can end these projects as developments warrant”, he added. Hook further maintained that “Iran’s continued nuclear escalation underscores the serious challenge the Iranian regime poses to international peace and security”, and further urged “nations to oppose Iran’s nuclear extortion and to restore the United Nations Security Council standard of no enrichment”. Underscoring U.S. willingness “to make a new deal”, Hook urged the JCPOA’s remaining parties to “join… our diplomatic effort to resolve our differences with Iran peacefully and get to a comprehensive deal that’s much bigger than the nuclear piece”.
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