Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, looks on during a briefing at the US Department of State in Washington on January 17: “We're very pleased with the success we've had with our sanctions – our sanctions are working.” Photo: AFPBrian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, looks on during a briefing at the US Department of State in Washington on January 17: “We're very pleased with the success we've had with our sanctions – our sanctions are working.” Photo: AFP
Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, looks on during a briefing at the US Department of State in Washington on January 17: “We're very pleased with the success we've had with our sanctions – our sanctions are working.” Photo: AFP

Top US official on Iran says China’s oil purchases are ‘funding Iran’s terrorism’

  • In interview, envoy Brian Hook says ‘the Middle East is going to be unstable’ as long as China continues to buy Iranian oil
  • Remarks come a day after Trump administration sanctions several Chinese entities for making oil purchases

Topic |   Iran
Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, looks on during a briefing at the US Department of State in Washington on January 17: “We're very pleased with the success we've had with our sanctions – our sanctions are working.” Photo: AFPBrian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, looks on during a briefing at the US Department of State in Washington on January 17: “We're very pleased with the success we've had with our sanctions – our sanctions are working.” Photo: AFP
Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, looks on during a briefing at the US Department of State in Washington on January 17: “We're very pleased with the success we've had with our sanctions – our sanctions are working.” Photo: AFP
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