Bolton: Revoked Obama Nuke Deal Failed to Thwart Iranian Efforts to Wield Influence in the Region

Tuesday on Mark Levin’s nationally syndicated radio show, National Security Advisor John Bolton elaborated on President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal the United States made with Iran that was brokered during the previous Obama administration.

Bolton said one of the shortcomings of the deal was that it failed to limit Iran’s efforts to wield influence in the region.

“This is an ideological regime that’s trying to spread its control across the whole region,” Bolton said. “And the deal basically allowed them to continue to do that, and to find a way to fund their activities. That we’re trying to bring to a stop.”

He went on to say that Trump’s decision to withdraw was putting the country’s interests first.

“I think what President Trump has today is say, ‘We’re going to look out for America’s interest here. We’re not going to hope that Iran modifies its conduct. We’re going to act in our interest and hope we can bring our allies and others along,'” he explained.

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