US Special Envoy on Iran Brian Hook
said Monday that Iran's intervention in the region has intensified and
prolonged its crises, adding that Iran's provision of ballistic missiles to
Shiite militias in Iraq was proven.
During a meeting of EU foreign ministers, Hook said that the US administration is seeking to reduce Iran's oil exports to zero.
Weeks before the start of the second package of economic sanctions against Iran, the administration warned that Tehran may try to use double tactics to ease sanctions and continue to finance terrorism.
The administration said that Iranian bankers and officials used fake companies, forged documents and other means to generate revenue for the country's terrorist activities.
Sigal Mandelker, the Treasury Department's undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said any country that allows its central bank to engage in counterterrorism operations requires the highest level of scrutiny, especially when the country itself is the largest sponsor of terrorism in the world.