US President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton has said the United States is exerting “unprecedented pressure on the government of Iran to change its behavior.”
Bolton made the remarks in an interview with Fox News on Monday, shortly after Trump signed an executive order reimposing many sanctions on Iran to levy “maximum economic pressure” on the Islamic Republic.
Bolton claimed that the Trump administration is not attempting to change the government in Iran.
“Our policy is not regime change,” he 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.”
While signing the executive order, Trump repeated his opinion that the international nuclear agreement with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was a “horrible, one-sided deal.”
The US sanctions on Iran came into effect at 12:01…