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US top diplomat for Iran Brian Hook steps down

Hook was a key figure in the Trump administration's pressure campaign against Iran.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Brian Hook State Department Special Representative for Iran testifies during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Holds Hearing On US-Iran Policy on October 16, 2019 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

The Trump administration’s top official for Iranian affairs is stepping down.

US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook has decided to leave his role, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced today.

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