US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s goal of driving Iran’s oil exports down to zero will never be achieved, American political analyst and radio host Jakob Musick says.
On Tuesday, Bolton said the US will keep up pressure on Iran after imposing new sanctions on the Islamic Republic early this month.
Washington’s ultimate aim was to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero despite backing down on the pledge after eight importers were given waivers when the sanctions took effect on November 5.
“The objective has been from the beginning to get oil exports from Iran down to zero,” Bolton said. “It is our intention to squeeze them very hard. As the British say: ‘Squeeze them until the pips squeak’.”
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has already threatened to “starve” Iranian people in remarks denounced by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as “a crime against humanity”.
“While John Bolton as always has been very…