US war hawk sends mixed signals about conforming EU over Iran deal
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“It’s possible,” John Bolton said in an interview with CNN on Sunday.
Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, another anti-Iran figure in the Trump administration, are trying to promote the reasons for the recent withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Declaring that he would re-impose sanctions on Tehran, Trump warned Tuesday that he would take on those violating it.
“Any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the United States,” the president claimed.
This is while Tehran’s commitment has constantly been corroborated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ever since the deal was clinched in 2015.
Britain, Germany and France have also thrown their support behind the multi-national agreement in the wake of Trump’s exit.
“I think the Europeans will see that it’s in their interest ultimately to come along with this,” Bolton claimed. “I think at the moment there is some feeling in Europe that they’re really surprised that we got out of it and really surprised at the imposition of strict sanctions.”