China News Agency, Washington, August 6, U.S. special representative for Iran affairs, Huck, announced his resignation on August 6, local time. U.S. Secretary of state pompeio later confirmed the news. Pompeio issued a statement on the same day, praising hooker’s performance as the U.S. special representative for Iran in the past two years, saying that he had made “historic achievements”. In September 2018, Hooker began to serve as the U.S. special representative for Iran affairs, mainly responsible for promoting various U.S. sanctions against Iran. Hooker himself did not disclose the reasons for his resignation. The day before hooker’s resignation, pompeio said in a speech that the United States would submit a UN Security Council resolution to extend the arms embargo on Iran next week, calling for an “indefinite” extension of the arms embargo against Iran. According to the 2015 agreement on Iran’s nuclear issue, the arms embargo on Iran will expire on October 18 this year. Pompeio said that if the UN Security Council fails to adopt a resolution to extend the embargo, the United States will continue to impose an arms embargo on Iran in other ways.