The newly appointed special representative for Iran, Brian Hook, stated that U.S. sanctions on Iran will snap back in November.
Hook, who has been appointed as special representative and chief of a new “Iran Action Group”, stated that these sanctions will include targeting Iran's energy sector and petroleum-related transactions, and transactions with the Central Bank of Iran.
He stressed that the private oil companies have to choose between U.S. and Iran.
“We are seeking a reach a new agreement with Iran, including the nuclear file, terrorism, and its missile system,” Hook said
US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has no plans to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. However, he said on his Twitter account,"Maybe someday in the future. I am sure he is an absolutely lovely man!”
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Trump accused Iranian leadership of sowing "chaos, death and destruction" across the Middle East.
Trump and Rouhani are both in New York for the UNGA session.
Like the American leader, Rouhani said in an interview with NBC News Monday that he would not meet with Trump that week, accusing the Trump administration of ramping up tensions between the two states.