UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — US President Donald Trump before the resignation of National Security Advisor John Bolton raised the issue of partial lifting of US sanctions against Iran, while Bolton “made it clear to the president that he categorically disagrees with this idea,” NBC News reported referring to Bolton’s close source.
On Monday at a meeting in the Oval Office, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin supported the idea of easing sanctions against Iran in order to resume negotiations with the Islamic Republic.
Later that day, US President Donald Trump decided to fire National Security Advisor John Bolton, which was announced on Tuesday. And on Wednesday, media reported that Trump had discussed easing sanctions against Iran before Bolton was fired.
According to NBC News, Bolton opposed Trump’s idea of a possible easing of sanctions on Monday during a meeting in the Oval Office. It is emphasized that, according to an unnamed US official, this was not the first time that Trump put forward the idea of easing the sanctions regime against Iran.
US President Donald Trump previously expressed his desire to meet with the Iranian leadership and did not rule out that this could happen at a session of the UN General Assembly in New York. So far, no meeting has been scheduled.
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