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5/13/2018 10:24 am  #1

International Bully

Now we are threatening our own allies with Sanctions.
From the acknowledged leaders of the free world to rogue state in less that two years.

Bolton says sanctions on European countries ‘possible’

The administration said it expects its allies will come on board with its Iran policy but doesn’t exclude the possibility of punishing them.

National security adviser John Bolton on Sunday carefully doubled down on President Donald Trump’s threat that European countries could be sanctioned by the United States if they continue to be involved with Iran.

“It’s possible,“ Bolton said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Bolton’s statement came as he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to amplify the reasons behind the Trump administration’s deal to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement and explain how it will work, given that the international community, other than Israel and some Arab nations, has not jumped on board with the president. Both Bolton and Pompeo suggested they believed the great powers of Europe might eventually see the light.

Trump on Tuesday said he was going to reimpose sanctions on Iran — dealing a blow to what he called the “decaying and rotten” Iran nuclear deal. Those sanctions could involve secondary sanctions, which would penalize countries whose companies continue to trade with Iran. “Any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the United States,” the president said.

After Trump‘s announcement, the leaders of France, Germany and Britain said in a joint statement that they remain committed to preserving the Iran deal and urged the U.S. “to ensure that the structures of the [deal] can remain intact, and to avoid taking action which obstructs its full implementation by all other parties to the deal.” China and Russia also have affirmed support for the deal, which was designed to keep Iran from building nuclear weapons.

“I think the Europeans will see that it’s in their interest ultimately to come along with this,” Bolton said to Jake Tapper.

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

5/13/2018 12:41 pm  #2

Re: International Bully

He learned from his Grand Master ... our POTUS ! 

"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"

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