Bolton does not say to & # 39; discretion for weakness & # 39; to confuse him, because Trump reveals how he confronted his generals with wounded people and ended retreat strikes
National security adviser John Bolton said that the caution of Donald Trump in Iran should not be mistaken for American weakness.
& # 39; Neither Iran nor any other hostile actor should confuse US caution and discretion with weakness, & # 39; said Bolton at a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Israel on Sunday.
& # 39; No one has given them a hunting license in the Middle East & # 39 ;, he said about Iran.
Bolton has repeatedly called for regime change in Tehran.
President Trump told NBC & Chuck Todd in an interview that was broadcast on Sunday morning that he did not approve the retaliation attack against Iran after they downed an unmanned drone this week because it was not a corresponding response.
National Security Advisor John Bolton said & # 39; U.S. caution and discretion should not be mistaken by Iran and other countries in the Middle East due to weakness
Trump did not approve retaliation after Iran took down an unmanned American drone this week
& # 39; I didn't like it. I didn't think it was that way, I thought it was disproportionate, & said Trump, saying that an American general had told him that the attack could have caused 150 deaths in Iran.
The president admitted that the US response would have been different if there were people in the vessel who had been shot.
Bolton has been described as a & # 39; hawk & # 39; by Trump and others on multiple issues, including foreign affairs and immigration.
& # 39; I have a few hawks. Yes, John Bolton is definitely a hawk, & said Trump during his interview with NBC. & # 39; If it was up to him, he would take over the whole world in one go, okay? & # 39;
The president told NBC in an interview that Sunday aired that he didn't think it was a & # 39; proportional & # 39; response was to kill 150 people. He also described Bolton as a & # 39; hawk & # 39;
& # 39; If it was up to him, he would take over the whole world in one go, okay? & # 39; Trump said of Bolton
Trump has described some of his assistants as a dove and others as a hawk – and the president is more dove compared to his advisers.
The president hesitated to increase tensions in the region, even after the US secret service confirmed that Iran was behind two oil tanker attacks on the Gulf of Oman last week.
The Middle Eastern nation also announced it would exceed its enriched uranium limit in the coming days, as determined by the multinational nuclear deal in 2015.
Trump pulled the US out of the nuclear deal last year and claimed it was not in the country's interest.
& # 39; As President Trump said Friday, our army has been rebuilt, new and ready to go – by far the best in the world, & # 39; said Bolton. & # 39; Sanctions bite and more were added last night. Iran can never have nuclear weapons, not against the US, not against the world. & # 39;
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