The U.S. special representative to Iran announced his support to renew the soon-to-expire U.N. arms embargo on the Islamic Republic hours before Tehran issued an arrest warrant for President Trump.
The New York Post’s Yaron Steinbuch reports:
“If we let it expire, you can be certain that what Iran has been doing in the dark, it will do in broad daylight and then some,” Brian Hook told the Associated Press on Sunday.
“If we play by Iran’s rules, Iran wins. It is a Mafia tactic where people are intimidated into accepting a certain kind of behavior for fear of something far worse,” Hook said about the mullahs’ threats to retaliate if the embargo, which is set to expire in October, is extended.
Hours after his comments, Iran issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for assistance in detaining Trump and a group of other officials who it said were involved in the US drone strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
The top military commander’s Jan. 3 killing in Baghdad prompted Iran to launch missiles at American targets in Iraq.