President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, on Sunday said denuclearizing Iran, not changing its leadership, was at the heart of the administration’s decision on Tuesday to withdraw from the 2015 Iran multilateral nuclear pact, an agreement that Trump described as “defective” and “disastrous.”
Appearing on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Bolton also indicated that it is possible that the U.S. would sanction European countries, which had advocated against Washington’s exit from the Iran pact, including Germany and France. He reiterated that idea on other talk shows Sunday, including CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper.
Trump’s pullout from the Iran agreement has helped to underpin a rally in crude-oil futures in the U.S. CLM8, -1.19% and internationally LCON8, -0.37% with investors expecting sanctions on Iranian exports to disrupt global supplies, potentially bullish for oil’s price.
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