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Brian Hook

On Wednesday, the Trump administration’s special representative for Iran, Brian Hook, faced questioning by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. And although lawmakers from both sides of the aisle expressed legitimate concerns about the impact that an American withdrawal from Syria would have on Iranian influence in the region, Hook expressed confidence that the “maximum pressure” strategy would continue to prove effective in the days, weeks, and months to come.

China COSCO Shipping

The United States has warned Chinese shipping companies against turning off their vessels’ radio transponders to hide Iranian oil shipments in violation of US sanctions, two senior White House officials said.

United Nations General Assembly

Representatives of Italy, Kuwait, the Netherlands, and Sweden have taken a stance against the Iranian regime at the United Nations General Assembly. They condemned the regime's breaches of the 2015 nuclear deal and its warmongering and attacks on its neighbors.

Iran JCPOA commitment

The Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani, said on Monday, that its regime will continue breaching its commitments under the terms of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with world powers, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Reuters reported on Monday.

Turkey's Halkbank

Federal prosecutors in New York charged a Turkish bank Tuesday with money laundering and fraud in an alleged multi-billion-dollar scheme to evade United States sanctions on Iran.

On Thursday, September 12, in an interview with CNBC, Steven Mnuchin, the United States Secretary of Treasury, said, “Secretary Pompeo, I [Mnuchin] and the rest of the national security team are executing on a maximum pressure strategy against Iran.”

On Thursday, September 12, in an interview with CNBC, Steven Mnuchin, the United States Secretary of Treasury, said, “Secretary Pompeo, I [Mnuchin] and the rest of the national security team are executing on a maximum pressure strategy against Iran.”

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