Iran Calls Appointment Of Bolton As National Security Adviser Shameful

Grant Boone
March 28, 2018

On March 22 Trump replaced H.R. McMaster with a prominent "hawk" and former United States ambassador John Bolton, who is a known critic of Iran and its nuclear deal, as his National Security Adviser. He added that the USA will use MEK to achieve that aim.

In Paris, the group's spokesman Shahin Ghobadi said in response to the Iranian official's statement that "the notion that the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran has funded ambassador Bolton or any other American officials is simply a lie and is a mere joke".

The National Security Adviser of Afghanistan joined one of the sessions focused on discussing ways the US, Saudi Arabia, and UAE can partner with Afghanistan to support the Afghan government and set conditions for an enduring peace settlement.

Trump is a stern critic of the nuclear deal which lifted nuclear-related sanctions put in place against Iran in exchange for curbs on Tehran's nuclear program.

Bolton, 69, has always been a hawkish voice on foreign policy for the Republican Party. Doing so will bring substantial benefits and strengthen America's hand in dealing with North Korea, as well as Iran, and help maintain the reliability of America's word and influence as a world leader.

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Upon taking office, Donald Trump campaigned to destroy JCPOA or modify it, although it did not get any results so far, the Iranian diplomat said.

Trump has repeatedly denounced the 2015 nuclear deal and in January said the accord must be "fixed" by May 12 or Washington will withdraw.

"I knew John Bolton since he was United States ambassador to the United Nations", Shaul Mofaz, who served as defense minister from 2002-06, told a conference in Tel Aviv.

"He tried to convince me that Israel needs to attack Iran", Mofaz said, the Ynet news site reported.

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