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U.S. envoy for Iran policy Brian Hook steps down

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

Hook's departure comes as the U.S. pushes to extend expiring arms embargo on Iran.
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Top U.S. Envoy for Iran Talks Stepping Down as Tensions Escalate

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

Brian Hook, the Trump administration's top envoy for Iran, is stepping down after almost two years helping to oversee the “maximum pressure” campaign that has crippled the Iranian economy but brought the world no closer to a new deal limiting its nuclear program.
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U.S. Iran envoy Brian Hook stepping down as key U.N. arms embargo vote looms

1 month ago   |   By National Post

Top U.S. envoy for Iran Brian Hook is leaving his post and Elliott Abrams, the U.S. special representative for Venezuela, will add Iran to his role "following a transition period" with Hook, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday.
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Iran envoy Hook resigns, replaced by Abrams

Iran envoy Hook resigns, replaced by Abrams

1 month ago   |   By Politico

U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook is resigning from his role at the State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday, and will be replaced by Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams.
Hook's resignation marks the second departure of a high-ranking State Department official in just two days. Acting inspector general Stephen Akard also stepped down Wednesday less than three months after President Donald Trump fired the department's previous internal watchdog.
In a statement addressing Hook's resignation - which was first reported by The New York...
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U.S. Iran envoy Brian Hook stepping down, to be replaced by Elliott Abrams

1 month ago   |   By National Post

U.S. Iran envoy Brian Hook is leaving his post and U.S. Venezuela envoy Elliott Abrams will add Iran to his role "following a transition period" with Hook, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday.
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‘That's what college kids do.' DeSantis wants protections for partying students

‘That's what college kids do.' DeSantis wants protections for partying students

Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested on Thursday that Florida could create a “bill of rights” to protect college students who face expulsion for attending parties under the strict... Read more ...

Republicans brush aside Trump's dismissal of a peaceful transfer of power

Republicans brush aside Trump's dismissal of a peaceful transfer of power

Congressional Republicans gently pushed back Thursday against President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the November election. Hill... Read more ...

Facebook, Twitter Remove More Russian-Backed Fake Accounts Ahead Of Election

Facebook, Twitter Remove More Russian-Backed Fake Accounts Ahead Of Election

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