April 28, 2018 / 7:14 PM / 5 months ago

U.S. urges Europeans to impose sanctions on Iran missile programme

RIYADH (Reuters) - The United States is urging its European allies and others to impose sanctions on Iran to curb its missile programme, calling it an international threat to peace and security.

“We are urging nations around the world to sanction any individuals and entities associated with Iran’s missile programme, and it has also been a big part of discussions with Europeans,” Brian Hook, senior policy advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, told reporters in Riyadh.

Hook, who is negotiating changes to the Iran nuclear deal with European allies, said Iran’s missile programme would be a major topic in talks on Sunday between Pompeo and leaders from Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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