Threatening Sanctions, John Bolton Urges Europe to Violate Iran Deal

Bolton’s sanctions threat comes as Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is embarking on a “diplomatic tour” in an effort to keep the nuclear agreement intact despite Trump’s decision to violate the accord—a move analysts and anti-war groups warned puts the U.S. on a path to yet another military conflict in the Middle East.

“If the remaining five countries continue to abide by the agreement, Iran will remain in the deal despite the will of America,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a statement, referring to China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

As Common Dreams reported on Friday, Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s top diplomat, pledged to work with the international community to uphold the nuclear agreement and denounced the “impulse to destroy” that drove Trump’s decision to violate the accord.

via Anti Media Threatening Sanctions, John Bolton Urges Europe to Violate Iran Deal