Netanyahu: Trump will continue powerful sanctions on Iran

PM says he believes Trump will maintain a tough stance against Iran even after firing Bolton and possibly meeting with Rouhani.

Yoni Kempinski,

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed concerns that Trump’s firing of John Bolton might signal a shift away from his administration’s hitherto tough stance against Iran.

In a special interview with Arutz Sheva, Netanyahu said he believed that, despite firing Bolton, Trump would “continue his powerful sanctions policy against Iran.”

“You can see that. Everyone said, ‘oh, it’s a reversal on Iran,’ and then half an hour later Trump imposed additional sanctions.”

Regarding a possible upcoming meeting between Trump and Rouhani, Netanyahu said he wasn’t sure if there would be such a meeting, but that, if there was, “I’m sure Trump’s position will be different from his predecessor’s.”

“Secretary of State Pompeo has put out very powerful demands on Iran which I think represent the gist of American policy,” he added.