John Bolton


  • Bolton 2020-10-20 21:04

    ‘U.S. president not to leave office graciously if he loses 2020 election’

    U.S. President Donald Trump will not leave office “graciously” if he loses the 2020 presidential election against Democratic nominee Joe Biden, says his former national security adviser John Bolton.

  • Bolton 2020-10-17 18:13

    Bolton admits receiving money from MEK terror group

    TEHRAN — Former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton has admitted to receiving money from the cultish Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) group, at a time when the group was still not removed from Washington’s blacklist.

  • Bolton 2020-08-29 11:06

    Retired Gen: Bolton lied, nearly started conflict with Iran

    Retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg called former National Security Adviser John Bolton 'an architect of failure' and said that he watched him lie to US President Donald Trump to nearly starting a military conflict in Iran.

  • Zarif 2020-08-23 12:38

    Zarif shows U.S. officials accidentally telling the truth on snapback mechanism

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has used U.S. officials’ remarks to show in their own words why the United States has no right to resort to the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 to trigger the snapback sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

  • Bolton 2020-08-19 17:58

    Bolton raps Trump for ‘not seeking regime change’ in Iran

    TEHRAN — Former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for not adopting the policy of “regime change” in Iran.

  • Zarif 2020-08-17 12:35

    Zarif: U.S. recourse to snapback mechanism has ‘no leg to stand on’

    TEHRAN — The United States’ recourse to the dispute resolution mechanism under resolution 2231 has “no leg to stand on,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Sunday.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2020-08-16 16:12

    U.S. is aware it cannot trigger snapback mechanism: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that the United States is aware that it cannot trigger the snapback mechanism which returns international sanctions against Iran at the United Nations.

  • Front cover of the Persian translation of John Bolton’s book “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir”. 2020-08-04 18:17

    John Bolton’s White House memoir rendered into Persian

    TEHRAN – “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir” written by John Bolton, President Trump’s former National Security Advisor, has been translated into Persian.

  • Foreign Ministry 2020-08-03 18:27

    Iran sanctions former aide to John Bolton under anti-terror law

    TEHRAN — The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday that it has imposed sanctions on an aide to John Bolton, the former U.S. national security adviser, under the Islamic Republic’s anti-terrorism law.

  • Zarif 2020-07-22 13:03

    Zarif rejects as lie Bolton’s quote from Putin

    TEHRAN — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has rejected claims made by former U.S. presidential advisor John Bolton who has said Russia was not interested in Iran’s presence in Syria.

  • Bolton 2020-07-03 17:58

    Bolton: Iran might ‘play Trump along’ if he wins second term

    TEHRAN — Former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton has said he’s worried that Iran might be able to play his former boss along if he’s re-elected.

  • Bolton 2020-06-26 19:33

    Bolton: JCPOA exit was my happiest moment in Trump admin

    TEHRAN — Former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton has said the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal “was my happiest moment, probably of the whole time” in the Trump administration.

  • Bolton 2020-06-22 18:21

    Putin doubted Israel could attack Iran: Bolton

    TEHRAN — Russian President Vladimir Putin doubted that Israel could attack Iran, according to former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton.

  • John Bolton 2020-02-19 11:35

    ‘Maximum pressure’ policy on Iran is failing, says Bolton

    TEHRAN — The Trump administration’s maximum pressure policy against Iran is failing, says former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, the architect of Washington’s so-called “maximum pressure” policy.

  • NATO 2019-11-16 11:16

    By Saeed Sobhani

    Endless crises in NATO

    TEHRAN-NATO is spending turbulent days. The positions of the French President, the American President and the German Chancellor on how to deal with the crises in NATO are inconsistent. NATO, on the other hand, is facing difficult crises that cannot be overcome.

  • Donald Trump 2019-11-02 15:24

    By Saeed Sobhani

    Does Bolton shoot at Trump?

    Former U.S. National Security Advisor Trouble for the White House

    EHRAN-Donald Trump is concerned about the testimony of former US National Security Adviser John Bolton against himself in the Ukraine Gate case. The US President knows well that Bolton is ready to take such action against the White House! However, Donald Trump is aware of John Bolton's sentiments and sensitivities.

  • Donald Trump 2019-10-01 14:42

    By Saeed Sobhani

    The U.S president cannot escape his responsibility

    Trump game with John Bolton's coffin!

    TEHRAN-The President of the United States of America is in a very difficult situation. Although some US media outlets are trying to portray John Bolton's expulsion from the White House as a clever response from Donald Trump, we must not forget that the American president is also responsible for what happened to his country's foreign policy in the last two years! Even Trump has primary responsibility for this.

  • Netanyahu & Trump 2019-09-22 11:06

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    A game that just has become attractive

    TEHRAN - John Bolton’s dismissal from the White House, Netanyahu's defeat in the general elections in the occupied territories, and Saudi Arabia’s confusion after destruction of a part of Aramco oil facilities have created a critical and hard situation for Iran’s regional and trans-regional enemies. In the meanwhile, European Troika (England, Germany, and France) are observing a scene that its dimensions, permanence, transparency, extent, and depth are not known.

  • nader-entessar.jpg 2019-09-21 11:09

    By Javad Heirannia

    Iran never confuse Bolton's firing with change of course in Trump's foreign policy towards Iran: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, Professor Emeritus of Political Science from the University of South Alabama says that Bolton's firing was due primarily to personality conflicts in the upper-echelon of Trump's foreign policy team and had very little to do with policy differences toward Iran.

  • Arshin Adib-Moghaddam 2019-09-20 22:28

    By Javad Heirannia

    Pompeo pursues an essentially ideological foreign policy: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that “The chief diplomat of the current administration, Michael Pompeo, continues to pursue an essentially ideological foreign policy, that is driven by a distinctively irrational approach to world politics in general and Iran in particular.”

  • Sina Azodi 2019-09-18 13:58

    By Javad Heirannia

    Pompeo will have less weight in Trump’s national security team: expert

    TEHRAN - Research Assistant at Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security, says in the absence of Bolton, I think Pompeo, another Iran Hawk will have less weight in Trump’s national security team.

  • Farhang-Jahanpour.jpg 2019-09-18 12:31

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. Iran policy unlikely to change dramatically with Bolton ouster: Jahanpour

    TEHRAN - Professor Farhang Jahanpour, a part-time tutor on Middle Eastern affairs in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, says “although Bolton led the most extreme stance against Iran in the Trump administration, he certainly was not the only person to hold such views towards Iran.”

  • U.S.-China 2019-09-16 12:52

    By Saeed Sobhani

    Trump's defeat in the trade war with the red dragon

    The US-China trade war has reached a critical stage. Although the US president believes one of the main reasons for John Bolton's dismissal from power was his disagreement with Trump over Beijing, the claim is completely false. Continuing a trade war with China is one of the issues that President Donald Trump has. America will continue to insist on it. Here's a look at the latest news and analysis on the Washington-Beijing trade war:

  • Bolton claims Trump admin’s pressure campaign against Iran is working 2019-09-16 12:47

    Bolton was a wrong choice by the impulsive president

    TEHRAN - Donald Trump trumped his national security advisor John Bolton on Tuesday via a Twitter, saying he had "strongly disagreed" with many of Bolton's positions.  

  • Donald Trump 2019-09-15 15:43

    By Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    ‘With or without Bolton’ that is not the question

    TEHRAN – The US National Security Adviser, John Bolton, was forced out from the White House last Tuesday due to, as believed, his different stances from those of Trump on issues such as the US foreign policies towards specific countries including Iran.

  • Bolton 2019-09-14 15:39

    By Martin Love

    Bolton and Neocons responsible for billions in opportunity costs – does Trump realize it?

    NORTH CAROLINA - It’s obvious Donald Trump, who touts himself as a superb “dealmaker”, has not made any important deals yet as President. In fact, he’s done little but tear up extant deals, and the most notable one he destroyed was the JCPOA. But at the same time, Trump literally likes talking to other leaders, and some other leaders have responded to him saying they actually thought he was almost charming and reasonably well spoken. One would like to imagine this is the case, because Trump made a lot more sense when he was on the campaign trail back in 2016 than he has in the past two years. Why the change, because now, very few people like Trump, and his reelection is in doubt?

  • Fada-Hossein Maleki 2019-09-13 19:16

    Crisis in White House led to cancellation of talks with Taliban: ex-diplomat

    TEHRAN – A former Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan has criticized the so-called U.S. peace talk with the Taliban, saying Washington’s mistake was to sideline the elders and the Afghan government from the negotiation table.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-09-13 18:36

    ‘Thirst for war and maximum pressure should go with the warmonger-in-chief’, Zarif says in reaction to Bolton ouster

    TEHRAN – In reaction to the ouster of White House national security advisor John Bolton by Donald Trump on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted, “Thirst for war—maximum pressure—should go with the warmonger-in-chief”.

  • Iran’s Takht-Ravanchi warns of Washington’s ‘divide and rule’ strategy 2019-09-11 16:33

    No Talks As Long As US Economic Terrorism against Iran Continues: Envoy

    Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations described the ouster of US National Security Adviser John Bolton as a domestic issue and said as long as Washington follows its policy of “economic terrorism” against Tehran, no negotiation would take place between the two.

  • Bolton: U.S. willing to talk to Iranian leaders 2019-09-10 21:27

    with firing of John Bolton

    First member of 'B team' omitted/ Trump: I disagreed strongly with many of John's suggestions

    US President Donald Trump has fired National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he has “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions.”