The State Department is warning the UN Security Council against allowing Iran to buy and sell lethal weapons. Special envoy for Iran Brian Hook made an appeal to the UN on Friday, exactly one year before the arms embargo is set to expire.
President Trump continues to defend his decision to withdraw troops from Northern Syria, saying the U.S. should have never been there in the first place. In a series of tweets Wednesday, the president noted that fighting between various groups in the region has been going on for hundreds of years.
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.
The State Department issued diplomatic visas to top Iranian officials ahead of the upcoming United Nations meetings in New York. The visas were reportedly granted to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
Tensions in the Middle East continue to mount as President Trump and the Pentagon discuss how to react to the downing of a U.S. observation drone flying over Yemen. One America’s Neil W. McCabe interviewed Alireza Jafarzdeh with the National Council of Resistance of Iran for more details.