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Today I'm happy to announce the creation of the Iran Action Group. The Iran Action Group will be responsible for directing, reviewing and coordinating all aspects of the State Department's Iran-related activity. That will report directly to me. In May of this year, President Trump withdrew from the flawed Iran nuclear deal.
Which failed to restrain Iran's nuclear progress or its campaigns of violence abroad. Our hope is that one day soon we can reach a new agreement with Iran. But we must see major changes in the regime's behavior, both inside and outside of its borders. The Iranian people and the world are demanding that Iran finally act like a normal nation.
I'm also announcing that Brian Hook will lead the Iran Action Group with the formal title of Special Representative for Iran. Brian's diplomatic expertise and broad experience with Iran policy makes him an outstanding choice to lead the State Department's Iran Action Group.