Pompeo Names Special Representative for Iran, Creates Iran Action Group

(From RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced the appointment of a special representative for Iran to coordinate U.S. policy as the administration looks to ramp up pressure on Tehran after pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal.

In a briefing on August 16, Pompeo said Brian Hook, currently the State Department’s director of policy planning, will head the new Iran Action Group (IAG) and will coordinate actions among various U.S. agencies.

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