'After assigning Iran the blame for mass death in both Syria and Yemen, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook declared Tehran responsible for 608 US soldiers losing their lives while invading Iraq.
In a State Department press briefing on April 2, Hook proudly spoke on the momentous occasion of his government announcing its 26th round of sanctions against the embattled Iranian state, attempting to detail the effectiveness of the economic attacks.
He also kindly extended his condolences over the deadly floods raging throughout Iran... which he proceeded to blame on the government as well.
They are suffering from floods because Iran has prioritized its expansionist foreign policy over things like emergency preparedness and water management,” Hook said. When a questioner pressed the speakers on the issue asking if the administration saw “all natural disasters everywhere” as the fault of the government or if that is unique to Iran, Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino responded that Hook had already discussed the regime-created “environmental degradation.”
REAL NEWS: As @ICRC President noted, Iranian Red Crescent can't receive any funds due to illegal US sanctions. US should own up to its ECONOMIC TERRORISM pic.twitter.com/rFjVDdrc4O
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) April 2, 2019
It seems that Iran is responsible for a significant portion of the deaths occurring just about everywhere in the region, and in Iraq in particular, where he says the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) are responsible for the deaths of “hundreds” of US soldiers who were just incidentally invading the country in the course of the eight-year-long Iraq War.
In Iraq, I can announce today, based on declassified US military reports, that Iran is responsible for the deaths of at least 608 American service members. This accounts for 17 percent of all deaths of US personnel in Iraq from 2003 to 2011. This death toll is in addition to the many thousands of Iraqis killed by the IRGC’s proxies.
Despite the fact that nearly 405,000 Iraqis were killed as a result of the US-led war, Hook made clear that Iranian “expansionism” was and is the dangerous force threatening the country.'
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