QUESTION: Thank you very much. Mr. Kurd from Kurdistan TV. If Iranian regime continue to support Hizballah publicly, what will be the U.S.A. reaction and next step by United States? And any comment about relationship between Hizballah and Hashd al-Shaabi in Iraq? Thank you.
AMBASSADOR SALES: Well, I think Iran is going to continue to support Hizballah, as they have for decades and as they have to the tune of, by now, many billions of dollars. I think the United States response to this is going to be to continue to intensify the pressure, cut off the flow of money to the terrorist regime in Tehran, cut off the flow of money to the regime’s proxies around the world. And we know that this is effective. We know it’s effective because Hizballah has told us that it’s effective. Otherwise, Hassan Nasrallah would not be out with a tin cup trying to raise money that he previously was able to command from his masters in Tehran.