- Trump Not in Control of Iran Policy, Should Perhaps Fire Bolton – EU Foreign Policy Chief’s Adviser
US President Donald Trump does not appear to be in control of his own administration’s Iran policy and he should fire national security adviser John Bolton, special adviser to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told RT. In an interview with RT’s Sophie Shevarnadze, Nathalie Tocci said Trump has “been led into a very different direction” than the one he might otherwise have gone in without input from Bolton.
Asked why she didn’t trust Trump’s claims that he does not want regime change in Iran, Tocci said Bolton clearly has a different position – and he seems to be the one writing the administration’s policy on Tehran.
Unfortunately at the moment it seems to me that the US’s Iran policy has a very clear author and that author is not the president of the United States.
Tocci noted that Bolton’s enthusiasm for regime change in Iran dates back “way further” than Trump, to “the Bush administration and even earlier.” “Perhaps [Trump] should try and change his national security adviser that very clearly has a very different position on this one,” she said.