US President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized his national security adviser, John Bolton, as “not smart” while leaving open the possibility of easing sanctions on Iran.
Easing sanctions on Iran
Trump told reporters at the White House:
“We will see what happens” in response to a question about the possibility of easing the US campaign “extreme pressure” on Iran.
Trump opens the door to Iran
Trump said he believed Iran wanted an agreement with Washington on its nuclear program. ”
- But if this deal is not done, that’s fine
- adding that Iran’s uranium enrichment would be “very dangerous for it.
Trump: We cannot allow Iran to have nuclear weapons.
Asked if the United States could ease the “extreme pressure” campaign against Iran, Trump said: “We’ll see what happens.”
When asked about a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN General Assembly, Trump said he was not discussing the meeting.
The agency “Bloomberg” said that:
The US proposal to ease sanctions on Iran caused a sharp dispute between Trump and Bolton during a meeting at the White House. While Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin during the meeting expressed support for easing the sanctions.
Trump expelled Bolton considering the dispute between them. As, the White House began preparations to organize a meeting between Trump and Rouhani.
Negotiations under sanctions are meaningless
President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in a telephone conversation on Wednesday that:
From the perspective of the Iranian government, parliament, and people, there is no point in negotiations with America as long as sanctions are in place.
Iran is ready to back down from reducing its commitments to the nuclear deal if it reaches an agreement with Europe.
As well as, the third step of reducing the obligations is under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Rouhani considered that:
The preservation of the nuclear agreement and the security of the waterways to be in the interests of Europe and the United States.
During a meeting of the Iranian government on Wednesday, Rouhani commented on Bolton’s dismissal by saying that:
- The US should abandon its policy of lobbying
- supporting wars
- realize that this policy would not be in its favor
The country is ready to abide by the nuclear agreement if the other parties implement their obligations otherwise they will reduce their commitments.
The third step was the most important step to
- reduce the commitments
- can compare to previous steps
- vowing to take other steps
Trump’s dismissal of Bolton, a hard-line approach, on Tuesday sparked speculation that Washington might work to soften its policies toward foes such as Iran.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran would not negotiate with Washington as US sanctions against his country continued.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that:
The president was ready to meet with Rouhani. possibly during the UN General Assembly scheduled for later this month.