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World U.S.'s representative on Iran: Tehran's threats will isolate it more

18:25  17 january  2020
18:25  17 january  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the U.S. Department of States special representative to Iran said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said its fight could move beyond its borders.

Brian Hook, U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney attend a briefing on the situation with Iran in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque © Thomson Reuters Brian Hook, U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney attend a briefing on the situation with Iran in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The State Department's representative, Brian Hook, also told reporters in a briefing that the United States was sanctioning an IRGC brigadier general in the latest U.S. action against Iran.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; writing by Susan Heavey)

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