‘The full John Bolton?’ Iran hawks hail new national security adviser

“Instead, the administration is using the threat of sanctions to force European allies to negotiate improvements to the Iran deal” writes Ap Photo Alex for President Trump’s decision to replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton drew quick applause Thursday from Iran hawks on Capitol Hill. “[Bolton is] an excellent choice to take the baton from General McMaster,” Sen.”The issue is whether the rest of his government feels the same way.” In the event, Cotton persuaded Trump not to certify the deal, but to delay renewing the Iran deal sanctions.Cotton offered high praise for McMaster — “a warrior and a scholar, one of the best generals of his generation,” he said — whose departure clears the way for one of the aggressive Iran hawks in Republican foreign policy circles.

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