Iran urges U.S. to 'put warmongers aside' after Bolton firing
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Sep 13, 2019,
Sep 13, 2019, 1:27
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An hour before speaking with Macron, Rouhani alluded to the departure of US national Security Adviser John Bolton from his post and said: "The Americans should understand that war-mongering and war-mongers do not serve their interests".
President of the National Council of Young Israel Farley Weiss said, "National Security Advisor John Bolton has always been a great friend of Israel and the National Council of Young Israel".
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stressed the United States would maintain its campaign of "maximum pressure" against the Islamic republic.
The Iranian envoy said any meeting must also be held in the framework of the group of major powers that negotiated the 2015 nuclear deal. The pro-reform Shargh daily newspaper had one large headline that read: "Bolton: A scapegoat for Iran?"
America should understand that it should distance itself from warmongers.
Rouhani's website quoted him on Wednesday as further urging the U.S. to "abandon warmongering and its maximum pressure policy" on Iran. Mr. Bolton infuriated Pyongyang and stunned others in the administration when he said the USA was looking for a "Libya-style" model for the North Koreans - even though Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi lost his power and then his life after agreeing to give up his nuclear programs in a deal with the George W. Bush administration.
Though he stressed the dismissal was an internal US issue, Rabiei called Bolton "the symbol of America's hawkish policies and its animosity toward Iran".
Tehran says its reciprocal measures will be reversible as soon as Europe finds practical ways to shield the Iranian economy from unilateral United States bans.
"The enemy imposed "maximum pressure" on us".
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Gen. Mohsen Rezaee, a commander in the powerful Revolutionary Guard and its former chief, said in a tweet: "We will not be deceived by the sacrificing of Bolton". It said on Wednesday that Bolton's exit had not changed that position. Bolton claims that he'd actually resigned before Trump's announcement.
Trump's top aides suggested Tuesday that the United States president could meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions.
The deal put forth by France would compensate Iran for oil sales disrupted by American sanctions.
Meanwhile, mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, the downing of a USA military surveillance drone by Iran and other incidents across the wider Middle East have exacerbated the crisis in the region as Tehran tries to pressure Europe to find a way to sell crude oil overseas despite US sanctions.
Iran said on Saturday it was firing up advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium at a faster rate - its third step back from the 2015 nuclear deal.
Twelve months on from the United States pullout, Iran began taking steps back from the deal.
Mr. Bolton's departure could open the way for more low-key, lower-level contacts between Washington and Pyongyang to better lay the groundwork for the next Trump-Kim summit.
The nuclear deal was struck in 2015 between Iran and six major powers - the UN Security Council's permanent members Britain, China, France, Russia and the USA, plus Germany. But, ultimately, the president didn't follow through on Bolton's policies. "I think the problem is that it's a naive point of view to believe that we can militarily topple regimes around the world and that they'll be replaced with democracies". "And that's why, before 2019, we here will celebrate in Tehran!". His remarks come hours after outspoken regime-change connoisseur John Bolton stepped down as national security adviser. "Still, the timing is ironic, coming after Trump's termination of negotiations with the Taliban on which Bolton was right to be skeptical (maybe Trump didn't like hearing "I told you so")". "I am hoping the president does not just surround himself with "Yes men, ' but with a 'team of rivals" on which to bounce ideas".
He made the remarks while addressing the session of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) being held from September 9 to 13 in Vienna to discuss the IAEA's reports on "Monitoring and verification in Iran in the light of Security Council Resolution No. 2231 of 2015".