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.”

  • John Bolton 2019-09-02 11:03

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Will Bolton be fired before 2020?

    John Bolton, U.S. national security adviser, is more isolated than ever at the White House. He has now become a major symbol of Washington's defeat in the international system. In recent days, some media have been reporting the possibility of the removal of US National Security Adviser John Bolton.

  • Grace 2019-08-27 19:40

    By Ebrahim Fallahi

    Washington's plots and threats not to scare away Iranian oil buyers

    TEHRAN – Nearly 10 days after the release of Iranian super tanker Grace 1 by the Gibraltar court, despite all the U.S. warnings that anyone dealing with the Iranian oil tanker would face sanctions, Iran announced that the supertanker’s 2 million-barrel cargo has been sold and the vessel is heading to a destination determined by the buyer.

  • Bolton warns Adrian Darya 1 must not be off-loaded 2019-08-26 20:10

    Bolton warns Adrian Darya 1 must not be off-loaded

    TEHRAN – U.S. national security adviser John Bolton has warned that the Adrian Darya 1 supertanker “must not be allowed off-loaded.”

  • MPs push for bill to ban hostile American officials 2019-08-24 20:37

    MPs push for bill to ban hostile American officials

    TEHRAN – Iranian lawmakers have prepared a bill to impose sanctions on U.S. officials who have a long record of hostility towards Iran, Fars reported.

  • Bolton - Johnson 2019-08-17 14:05

    By Saeed Sobhani 

    Johnson's dangerous decision 

    Will Washington fool London again?

    A recent visit by US National Security Adviser John Bolton and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Britain's exit from the European Union showed clearly that Washington was trying to impose some of its demands on London. This is something that Boris Johnson will probably agree with. Better yet, London will once again become a victim of US policies in the international system.

  • Bolton 2019-08-16 20:17

    By M.A. Saki

    Release of Grace 1 marks a suicide for Bolton 

    When Britain impounded the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 on July 4, John Bolton, Donald Trump’s ultra-hawkish national security adviser, tweeted: “Excellent news”. 

  • John Bolton 2019-08-16 15:17

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    The end of John Bolton's political life

    In recent days, some media have been reporting the possibility of the removal of US National Security Adviser John Bolton. Accordingly, Donald Trump is likely to oust Bolton by year 2020. The popularity of Trump's foreign policy with American citizens has also fallen sharply.

  • Bolton: U.S. willing to talk to Iranian leaders 2019-08-06 18:12

    Canadian Inspector Reveals Bolton’s Involvement in Money Laundering

    A Canadian Police inspector has disclosed the results of investigation into a drug-trafficking case that provide clues about US National Security Advisor John Bolton’s involvement in money laundering and suspicious financial transactions.

  • Charles Freeman, an American diplomat and former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 2019-08-04 19:43

    U.S. sanctioning of Zarif a plot orchestrated by Bolton, Pompeo: Ex-envoy

    TEHRAN – A former American diplomat described imposition of sanctions on Iran's foreign minister as a plot orchestrated by US National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary Mike Pompeo to make sure that there is “no bridge” to a potential meeting between American and Iranian leaders.

  • Zarif: B-Team shrinking as Iran’s regional dialog advances 2019-08-03 20:02

    Zarif: B-Team shrinking as Iran’s regional dialog advances

    TEHRAN – As Iran’s regional dialog and non-aggression pact is advancing the B-Team shrinks, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday.

  • Robert Hunter 2019-08-03 19:42

    By staff and agency

    Sanctioning Zarif further undermines U.S. diplomatic credibility: ex-U.S. ambassador to NATO

    In an article published by LobeLog on Thursday, Robert E. Hunter, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO, said that Washington’s act in imposing sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will undermine U.S. diplomatic credibility.

  • U.S.-EU 2019-07-31 10:31

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    Europe must feel threatened!

    U.S. President Donald Trump and  The U.S.National Security Adviser John Bolton continue to think about the breakup of the European Union and the collapse of the eurozone. Yet politicians like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron still think they can get into a political and economic equation with the US president! This dangerous and inaccurate look has caused European authorities to become more and more vulnerable to harm! Many analysts of international affairs have recently had a special focus on US-EU relations.

  • Bolton Ship 2019-07-21 21:05

    ‘The Bolton gambit succeeded and Britain stumbled into an American trap’

    Britain blindly dances to Bolton’s war drums against Iran: Guardian

    TEHRAN - In a commentary published on its website on Saturday, the Guardian said John Bolton, a notorious Iran hawk, has succeeded to lure Britain into a dangerous trap to punish Iran by deceiving London to capture a tanker carrying the Iranian oil in Gibraltar, which Iran responded in kind.