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Monday, September 23, 2019

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump could meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a U.N. General Assembly meeting, with “no preconditions,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this week.

Pompeo’s remarks came during a news briefing to unveil new sanctions against Iran, including against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Reuters reported.

The briefing came just hours after Trump announced on Twitter the resignation of national security adviser John Bolton, who bolstered the U.S. “maximum pressure” campaign against Iranian nuclear capability.

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, senior adviser to Rouhani Hesamuddin Ashena said that Bolton’s resignation was a “clear sign that the U.S. maximum pressure strategy has failed. The fact that John Bolton was sidelined and then eliminated isn’t an accident.”