Bolton: Iran Must Stop Its Belligerent Behavior and Until Then, We're Tightening the Screws

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Posted: Aug 06, 2018 1:05 PM
Bolton: Iran Must Stop Its Belligerent Behavior and Until Then, We're Tightening the Screws

On Monday morning the White House officially announced the reinstatement of sanctions on Iran after the U.S. left the nuclear agreement earlier this year. 

“Our policy is based on a clear-eyed assessment of the Iranian dictatorship, its sponsorship of terrorism, and its continuing aggression in the Middle East and all around the world,” President Trump said in a statement.  

During an interview with Fox News, National Security Advisor John Bolton detailed the move and called on the regime to end its "belligerent" behavior. 

"This is an indication of how strongly we feel that the Iranian nuclear weapons program, its ballistic missile program, it's support for terrorism, it's belligerent activity in the Middle East have to stop," Bolton said. “We want to put unprecedented pressure on the government of Iran to change its behavior, and so far they’ve shown no indication they’re prepared to do that.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is echoing Bolton's statements.

So far, it looks like the strategy is working.