US National Security Advisor John Bolton warned Iran not to ’mistake US prudence and discretion for weakness.’ He was speaking at a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday.
“Iran is a place that was extremely hostile when I first came into office,” U.S. President Donald Trump told British television station ITV. “They were a terrorist nation—No. 1 in the world at that time and probably maybe are today.”
As the US administration prepares to roll out its long-awaited plan for peace in the Middle East, also known as the “Deal of the Century,” Iran appears to be increasing its efforts to help its allies in the region try to thwart the plan.