U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, in an interview to the FOX Business Network’s Mornings with Maria, stressed that the last round of international sanctions, which targeted the Islamic Republic’s oil and banking sectors, was only part of a series of crippling measures intended for the Ayatollah regime. Ambassador Bolton emphasized that the Trump Administration was not content with the level of sanctions that existed under the Obama Administration, and that Washington was determined to prevent Iran’s so-called “evasion mode,” as Tehran attempts to escape its disastrous fate. Bolton said, “We’re going to have sanctions that even go beyond this, we’re not simply going to be content with the level of sanctions that existed under Obama in 2015. More are coming and even more important perhaps we are actually going to have very strict, very tight, enforcement of the sanctions that do exist. Iran right now is in the escape and evasion mode they’re going to try and get around the sanctions were determined to prevent that,” the U.S. President’s National Security adviser emphasized.
The American National Security Adviser also took the opportunity to underscore that the waivers granted to several countries, with regard to the sanctions against Iran’s oil sector, were not permanent. Furthermore, Bolton asserted that unless the Mullahs in Tehran change their behavior dramatically, the Islamic Republic will face economic disaster.