BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States’ sanctions policy on Iran is a more effective non-proliferation tool to force Tehran to negotiate a broader deal than the 2015 nuclear deal, U.S. special representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Friday.
“Iran can never acquire a nuclear weapon, it would be catastrophic for the Middle East,” Hook told reporters in a conference call. “Now that we are outside of the Iran nuclear deal, we are in a much better position to deny Iran a nuclear weapon.
“It allows us to then forcibly respond to Iran’s regional aggression and that is what we have done with our sanctions,” Hook said.
Reporting by Robin Emmott and John Irish, Editing by Catherine Evans