Trump mulls $15b bailout plan for Iran if complies with nuclear deal

  • Trump mulls $15b bailout plan for Iran if complies with nuclear deal

Trump mulls $15b bailout plan for Iran if complies with nuclear deal

In that context, Trump's desire for a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani maybe is not all that surprising.

The resignation of White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, a hawk on Iran, will not lead to talks between Washington and Tehran, Iran said on Wednesday.

Immediately after Bolton's departure, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Trump could meet Rouhani at an upcoming United Nations meeting with "no preconditions".

Ali Shamkhani, a top Iranian security official and secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said Bolton's exit has "no impact" on how Tehran views US policy. Bolton helped push the president out of the Iran nuclear deal.

"I think Iran has a tremendous potential". "Thirst for war - maximum pressure - should go with the warmonger-in-chief", Zarif wrote.

Ali Rabiei, a government spokesman, said after the meeting that Bolton's dismissal may help the US have a "less biased" attitude toward Iran.

Nevertheless, Trump has shown an appetite for face-to-face meetings with world leaders. "It's up to him (Trump) to make those decisions".

As Bolton's departure pertains to the U.S. -Israel relationship, Security Studies Group senior fellow Matt Brodsky told JNS that "there are obviously many aspects" to the alliance and "how it will be impacted by Bolton's exit depends on the specific area of policy we're discussing". And there could still be this month a meeting between President Trump and Iranian President Rouhani. But China and Russian Federation stood by the authoritarian leader's side, and the standoff has worsened the humanitarian situation, causing more severe food and medicine shortages.

Days before his resignation, Bolton had argued harshly against an emerging deal with the Taliban to withdraw US troops in exchange for a promise that the militant group would not allow the country to become a staging ground for terrorist attacks on the United States. As a result of these tensions, Pompeo excluded Bolton's team from discussions on Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea.

Since then, the USA administration has imposed biting sanctions on Iranian industries and individuals - including Zarif and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei - as a part of Washington's "maximum pressure campaign" against the country.

"This is particularly true in the case of Iran-the Trump administration has steadily gravitated toward the idea of re-engaging Tehran in negotiations [though ostensibly more harshly than was done under Obama]", he continued.

France has proposed giving Iran a multi-billion dollar credit line which would shield it from some impact of United States sanctions, although any such deal would require the Trump administration's tacit approval.

Zarif has often said that a so-called "B-team" including Bolton could goad Trump into a conflict with Tehran.

Dermer did not mention Bolton's departure except to joke that it was a "boring" news day.

The two men already have found one thing to disagree on: whether Bolton resigned or was sacked.

In an effort to protect the nuclear deal, France has proposed giving Iran a multi-billion dollar credit line which would shield it from some of the impact of USA sanctions, although any such deal would require the Trump administration's tacit approval.