Iran calls Bolton’s dismissal failure of “maximal pressure” policy

12.09.2019, Tehran.

Donald Trump’s firing of his National Security Advisor John Bolton points to the fact that Washington’s strategy of maximal pressure on Tehran has failed, said Iranian Presidential advisor Hesameddin Ashena on September 10, Reuters reports.

The marginalization and subsequent elimination of Bolton is not an accident but a decisive sign of the failure of the U.S. maximum pressure strategy in the face of the constructive resistance of Iran,Ashena noted.

Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei stated in turn, “Months ago John Bolton had promised that Iran would not be there in 3 months; we are still standing and he is gone.”

According to Ali Rabiei, the ousting of the “biggest proponent of war and economic terrorism” from the White House will aid mutual understanding between Iran and the United States.

The day before, September 9, Donald Trump fired Bolton. Severe disagreements on key foreign policy issues were the reason for this decision.

John Bolton was known for his irreconcilable policy toward Iran, Venezuela, and North Korea. According to his approach, imposing sanctions against these countries should result in regime change and the pro-US forces seizing power. However, in all of the cases mentioned above, Bolton’s policy never reached the desired goals and was proved to be a failure.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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