Washington 0
27 August 2019

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton asserted that President Trump “will meet with anybody to talk…But talking with them does not imply changing your position”. He went on to state that “the idea that Iran would receive some tangible economic benefit merely for stopping doing things that it should not have been doing in the first place is just a nonstarter”. Bolton added that “if there is a comprehensive deal, then, of course, the sanctions will come off at that point… when the regime in Iran is ready to talk about that, then there will be a meeting”.

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