White House National Security Adviser Bolton: It's Possible' US Will Sanction European Companies Working With Iran

CNN: Bolton says 'it's possible' US will sanction European companies working with Iran

Washington (CNN)White House national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday that "it's possible" there will be secondary sanctions imposed on European companies as a result of the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

Bolton said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he believes some European countries will end up supporting the United States despite comments from European leaders that they regret Trump's decision to withdraw.

"I think the Europeans will see that's in their interest ultimately to go along with this," he said.

But Bolton didn't rule out sanctions for European companies doing business with Iran.

"It's possible," Bolton said. "It depends on the conduct of other governments."

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Update #1: Bolton - U.S. sanctions 'possible' on European firms over Iran (Reuters)
Update #2: US may sanction EU companies who trade with Iran - Bolton (RT)

WNU Editor: The Europeans are trying to protect their commercial interests with Iran .... Europeans Move To Protect Firms From Renewed U.S. Sanctions On Iran (RFE), but even the German foreign minister is now admitting that there is very little that they can do .... Heiko Maas: Germany can't protect businesses from US sanctions in Iran (DW).

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