PressTV-US to drive Iranian oil exports to zero: Bolton

US President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton has said the United States is exerting “maximum pressure” on the government of Iran to change its behavior, adding that Washington is prepared to use sanctions to drive Iranian oil exports down to zero.

“Regime change in Iran is not American policy, but what we want is massive change in the regime’s behavior,” Bolton said on Wednesday on a visit to Israel, claiming that current sanctions had been more effective than predicted.

Trump pulled the US out of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six major world powers in May and then signed an executive order earlier this month reimposing many sanctions on Iran to levy “maximum economic pressure” on the Islamic Republic to renegotiate the deal and to end Tehran’s what Washington calls interference in Yemen, Syria and Lebanon. Iran denies any meddling in the internal affairs of these countries.

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