No difference between Brian Hook, his successor: Iran’s Spokesman

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman downplayed the surprise departure of US State Department’s point man on Iran Brian Hook, saying that there is no difference between him and his successor when it comes to the US Iran policy.

“No difference between John Bolton, Brian Hook or Elliott Abrams; when it comes to the US Iran policy, American officials have been bitten off more than they could chew,” Seyed Abbas Mousavi said in a tweet on Friday.

“Same applies to Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump AND their successors,” he added, describing the US’ Iran policy as a “bankrupt” one.

His comments came after US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that Hook is leaving his post, and US special representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, will add Iran to his role “following a transition period” with Hook.