Trump not in control of Iran policy, should perhaps fire Bolton – EU foreign policy chief’s adviser

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… from Russia Today, Moscow

– First published … June 18, 2019

US President Donald Trump does not appear to be in control of his own administration’s Iran policy and he should fire national security adviser John Bolton, special adviser to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told RT.

In an interview with RT’s Sophie Shevarnadze, Nathalie Tocci said Trump has “been led into a very different direction” than the one he might otherwise have gone in without input from Bolton.

Asked why she didn’t trust Trump’s claims that he does not want regime change in Iran, Tocci said Bolton clearly has a different position – and he seems to be the one writing the administration’s policy on Tehran.

Unfortunately at the moment it seems to me that the US’s Iran policy has a very clear author and that author is not the president of the United States.

Tocci noted that Bolton’s enthusiasm for regime change in Iran dates back “way further” than Trump, to “the Bush administration and even earlier.”

“Perhaps [Trump] should try and change his national security adviser that very clearly has a very different position on this one,” she said.

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Tocci also said that she understands Iran’s threats to breach the 2015 nuclear deal in light of heightening tensions with the US. Last week, the US accused Tehran of attacking two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, but provided no strong evidence to back up the accusation.

“If I were Iran I would probably not stick with the JCPOA because indeed, as I said, the social contract can only hold if both sides live up to the bargain,” she said.


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  1. I often wonder who is the president of our great country. Bolton appears to act without any constraints and is leading us into another Mideast war. And people wonder how Hitler was able to rise to power and be the dictator he was. Bolton is on the same path albeit without any head of state designation. Wake up President Trump and fire the vast majority of your staff and cabinet. Be your own man for a change rather than depending upon the agenda of others to lead you and us down this slippery slope. Or, is it too late?

  2. Trump and Co. are all shills – they can all be replaced – but another set of shills , will just take their place. Until millions of Americans march on Washington – SNAFU

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