"We’re not just going to stop at where the sanctions were in 2015. Our objective really is – essentially we’d like to say no waivers to the sanctions," John Bolton said at a briefing in Jerusalem on Wednesday.
22 August 2018, 06:33 GMT
Bolton said Washington had only granted two waivers – both very limited – since President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 deal, which lifted sanctions on Tehran in return for nuclear curbs.
"And that’s intended to be a very different kind of enforcement of the sanctions than occurred during the Obama administration," Bolton promised.
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He hinted at a "number of things" he could not disclose publicly – other than economic sanctions – that would help bring down the hammer on Iran and force it to stop "malign" activities in the region.