WASHINGTON – National Security Adviser John R. Bolton said on Sunday that European officials should have learned that despite months of negotiations, President Trump was getting rid of the agreement they believed had brought them closer to the nuclear deal resigning with Iran would satisfy the demands of the president.
"Despite the complete agreement of President Trump in his opposition to the deal – against him as a candidate Trump, against him as President-elect Trump, against him as President Trump – many people, including the apparently former Foreign Minister John Kerry, thought "That we'll never come out again," Bolton said to CNN's "State of the Union." "Well, I do not know how to explain why people might miss something President said I think there's Europe at the moment a certain feeling that they are really surprised that we got out of there, really surprised at the resumption of severe sanctions. "
But many of the supporters and critics of the business agreed that there was never much chance that Mr. Trump, who had mocked the deal as the "worst ever" would go along with a solution. This view became tougher when Mr Trump, on the release of former Foreign Minister Rex W. Tillerson mentioned only her controversy over the nuclear deal with Iran that Mr Tillerson wanted to rescue. It hardened even further when Mr. Trump hired Mr. Bolton, who had long argued that the deal was too flawed to be resolved.
The question of whether Europeans believe Mr. Trump when he says he wants a new, more comprehensive nuclear deal is not academic
You will soon have to decide whether to fight Trump's decision to sanction Iran again to set up or join him, a decision that will determine the success of the American strategy for re-isolating Iran. And they have to decide if they want to negotiate with the Americans about a new agreement with Iran.
During a performance on CBS's "Face the Nation," Mr. Pompeo said he wanted to work with the Europeans again for what he called "Greater Agreement" on Iran.
"We will do so hard in the coming weeks," he said. The sincerity and durability of American negotiating efforts could also influence the impending talks between Mr. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
On "Fox News Sunday," Mr. Pompeo said that the Trump administration would accept nothing more than the total abandonment of North Korea's nuclear weapons and capabilities before lifting the sanctions.
"If we come to this historic conclusion, both sides must be prepared to take truly historical measures to achieve that." Pompeo said: