Senior Iranian officials said Friday that there is no difference between outgoing and incoming U.S. envoys because U.S. officials “bite more than they can chew.” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday that the US Supreme Envoy to Iran, Brian Hook, is leaving his post, and Venezuela’s US Special Representative Elliott Abrams (Elliott Abrams) Will push Iran up.
Hook’s unexpected departure came at a critical juncture when Washington had been strongly lobbying the UN to expand the arms embargo on Iran, and the UN Security Council was preparing to vote on the US resolution next week. Pompeo did not give a reason for the change, but wrote in a tweet that Hook is entering the private sector.
The spokesperson of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abbas Mousavi, used the hashtag #BankruptUSIranPolicy in a tweet: “There is no relationship between John Bolton, Brian Hook or Elliott Abrams. The difference.” “U.S. officials have been gnashing their teeth when U.S. policy is related to Iran. This applies to Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump and his successors.” Mousavi added.
President Donald Trump fired his national security adviser John Bolton last year. John Bolton is an old hardliner against Iran and he advocates military action to destroy Tehran’s nuclear program. Hook, 52, was appointed the highest Iranian post in the State Department at the end of 2018 and has played a role in the United States’ “Maximum Pressure” campaign on Tehran, including since Trump withdrew Washington from a world power Sanctions on its oil export since. A nuclear agreement was reached with the Islamic Republic in 2015.
Iran’s top budget official, Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht (Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht) said on Friday that the country achieved only 6% of planned oil revenues in the first four months of the current fiscal year, but higher tax revenues and The sale of state-owned assets caused the country’s official media to report, partially making up for the budget deficit. The 72-year-old Abrams is a veteran of Republican foreign policy. He was appointed as the Venezuelan U.S. Special Representative in January 2019 and led a hawkish attitude with the goal of removing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ( Nicolas Maduro).