The tripartite Jerusalem meeting on Iran and Syria

John Bolton threatens ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran during Jerusalem meeting with Russian and Israeli counterparts


National Security Adviser John Bolton said the United States will put maximum pressure in the form of sanctions on Iran if it does not return to the negotiating table.
Bolton made the statement Tuesday in Jerusalem following a three-way meeting of the national security officials of the U.S., Russia and Israel.
He told a reporter that the Trump administration is not seeking regime change in Iran, which he said is not U.S. policy, though he had lobbied for it as a private citizen.

Aligned on Syria, divided on Iran: Russia, US & Israel meet for trilateral talks on Middle East

25 Jun, 2019

National security advisers from Russia, Israel and the US have met in Jerusalem to discuss the situation in the Middle East. While they have managed to find some common ground on Syria, the talks were marred by disputes over Iran.

US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev met for talks with their Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat in Jerusalem on Tuesday. On the surface, the historic trilateral meeting, that took place at a time when relations between Moscow and Washington are in dire straits, has ended on a positive note as all three sides hailed the fact that they managed to formulate some common goals and find shared interests.

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