John Bolton’s departure as national security adviser stemmed from a disagreement over a suggestion from President Trump that the United States might lift some sanctions on Iran as a negotiation tool, a person close to Bolton said.
President Trump on Tuesday pushed out John R. Bolton, his third national security adviser, amid fundamental disputes over how to handle major foreign policy challenges like Iran, North Korea and most recently Afghanistan.
US National Security Adviser John Bolton has confirmed reports that his boss, President Donald Trump, is going to authorize a 90-day extension of sanction waivers against Iran, allowing the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany – the remaining signatories of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal -- to continue their civilian nuclear cooperation with the Islamic Republic.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani hit back at US national security advisor John Bolton over his claim that “there should be no uranium enrichment for Iran”, saying it “lacks any legal value.”
US National Security Adviser John Bolton has dismissed reports that the administration of President Donald Trump is considering agreeing to a “freeze” of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program as opposed to a more comprehensive denuclearization deal.
Iran on Wednesday categorically rejected claims by US National Security Adviser John Bolton blaming the Islamic Republic for sabotage attacks on four commercial ships off the United Arab Emirates’ coast on May 12.
US media reports suggest that President Donald Trump is considering replacing his hawkish National Security Adviser John Bolton over his plans to push the United States towards a military conflict with Iran, Venezuela and North Korea.