Trump's hawkish national security advisor John Bolton jumps into the White House's China trade talks

  1. Trump’s hawkish national security advisor John Bolton jumps into the White House’s China trade talks  CNBC
  2. Is Trump Getting Cold Feet About His North Korea Summit?  RollingStone.com
  3. Bolton is the new Dr. Strangelove  Washington Post
  4. If Kim Jong-un Keeps His Nuclear Arms, Can Trump Still Claim Victory?  New York Times
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John Bolton proposed the 'Libya model' for North Korea. Why is Pyongyang so angry about it?

  1. John Bolton proposed the ‘Libya model’ for North Korea. Why is Pyongyang so angry about it?  Washington Post
  2. Meet Kim Jong Un, the Korean GOAT  The Hill
  3. ‘We’ll see’: Trump responds to North Korea’s threats to cancel summit  ABC News
  4. Is Trump’s Summit with North Korea About to Fall Apart?  RollingStone.com
  5. North Korea tells US to back off — now what?  Chicago Tribune
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Europeans Should Have Known Trump Would Abandon Iran Deal, Bolton Says

  1. Europeans Should Have Known Trump Would Abandon Iran Deal, Bolton Says  New York Times
  2. US Ready to Impose Sanctions on European Companies in Iran, Bolton Says  Wall Street Journal
  3. Bolton – US sanctions ‘possible’ on European firms over Iran  Reuters
  4. Donald John Trump | TheHill  The Hill
  5. Merkel Says US Exit From Iran Accord Has Increased Tensions  Bloomberg
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US Ready to Impose Sanctions on European Companies in Iran, Bolton Says

  1. US Ready to Impose Sanctions on European Companies in Iran, Bolton Says  Wall Street Journal
  2. Trump roils the globe with Iran deal withdrawal  The Hill
  3. John Bolton: Trump Sanctions On European Companies “Possible” Over Iran  HuffPost
  4. We have no Iran policy  Washington Post
  5. Trump team sends mixed signals to Europe  Politico
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John Bolton says sanctions 'possible' for European companies operating in Iran

John Bolton says sanctions 'possible' for European companies operating in IranJohn Bolton, Donald Trump’s hawkish National Security Adviser, on Sunday warned European companies they would face sanctions if they continued working in Iran, raising the prospect of a transatlantic rift over how to handle Tehran. However, at the same time, Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State, said he was hopeful Washington could still strike a new nuclear deal with Europe. The diverging tones suggest splits within the administration about how to work with the international community in reining in Iran’s military and territorial ambitions. For its part, Iran at the weekend launched a diplomatic effort to keep the deal alive. President Hassan Rouhani said: “If the remaining five countries continue to abide by the agreement, Iran will remain in the deal despite the will of America.” Theresa May spoke with Mr Rouhani on Sunday afternoon to reiterate the UK’s position of upholding the nuclear deal, Downing Street confirmed on Sunday night. “She said it is in both the UK and Iran’s national security interests to maintain the deal and welcomed President Rouhani’s public commitment to abide by its terms, adding that it is essential that Iran continues to meet its obligations,” a No 10 spokesperson said. The US decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal last week has angered European leaders, risking a transatlantic rift as they consider protecting companies against American sanctions. Mr Bolton said sanctions on European companies were “possible”. “I think the Europeans will see that it’s in their interest ultimately to come along with us,” he told CNN. Iran nuclear deal | Related content But speaking on Fox News Sunday, Mr Pompeo offered more conciliatory language and insisted the decision to withdraw had not been aimed at the UK or the European Union. “I’m hopeful in the days and weeks ahead we can come up with a deal that really works, that really protects the world from Iranian bad behaviour, not just their nuclear programme, but their missiles and their malign behaviour as well,” he said. In announcing his decision to withdraw, Mr Trump was making good on a campaign promise. He and American officials have long expressed concern that the nuclear deal did nothing to stem Iranian missile tests or thwart its activities supporting militias or proxies throughout the Middle East. Javad Zarif in Beijing as he attempts to shore up what is left of the nuclear deal Credit: Reuters For its part, Tehran has launched a diplomatic effort to keep the deal together. Javad Zarif, the foreign minister, has embarked on a tour of signatories aimed at persuading them to help protect Iran from US sanctions. After meeting his counterpart in Beijing, Mr Zarif said on Sunday: “We hope that with this visit to China and other countries we will be able to construct a clear future design for the comprehensive agreement.”


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Bolton praises McCain but offers no apology over White House aide's remark

  1. Bolton praises McCain but offers no apology over White House aide’s remark  Washington Post
  2. Bernie Sanders: ‘Beyond my comprehension’ that White House won’t apologize for McCain joke  CNN
  3. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Berated Staffers Over McCain Leak  HuffPost
  4. Sanders scolded White House staff for leak, called McCain comment ‘unacceptable’: Sources  ABC News
  5. Transcript: Sen. Lindsey Graham on “Face the Nation,” May 13, 2018  CBS News
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Bolton says sanctions on European countries 'possible'

  1. Bolton says sanctions on European countries ‘possible’  Politico
  2. Bolton says ‘it’s possible’ US will sanction European companies working with Iran  CNN
  3. Trump triumphs on North Korea, stands strong on Iran, but media attacks continue  Fox News
  4. The End of the Iran Deal and Trump’s New, Confrontational Foreign Policy  The New Yorker
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It's 'possible' US will sanction European companies that do business with Iran, John Bolton says

It's 'possible' US will sanction European companies that do business with Iran, John Bolton saysDonald Trump’s national security adviser has said it “is possible” the US will sanction European countries that seek to do business with Iran, following Washington withdrawal from the nuclear deal. John Bolton, widely considered a hawk on national security and one of those who pushed for George W Bush 2003 invasion of Iraq, said he believed European nations – currently furious by Mr Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the deal – may eventually change their opinions.


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Bolton: European nations 'will see that it's in their interests' to withdraw from Iran deal

  1. Bolton: European nations ‘will see that it’s in their interests’ to withdraw from Iran deal  The Hill
  2. Trump repeats misleading claim on Iran’s military budget  CNN
  3. French president Emmanuel Macron says he called Trump about Iran nuclear deal withdrawal  CBS News
  4. Trump triumphs on North Korea, stands strong on Iran, but media attacks continue  Fox News
  5. The End of the Iran Deal and Trump’s New, Confrontational Foreign Policy  The New Yorker
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Mattis sidesteps questions about Bolton's support for regime change in Iran

Defense Secretary James Mattis may have come to terms with President Donald Trump’s decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal, but he suggested the administration is still grappling with how to define US policy on countering Tehran following public calls for regime change from national security adviser John Bolton and Rudy Giuliani.


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