Bolton: Biden Making ‘Treasonous Deal’

John Bolton

( – The administration of President Joe Biden could be in the course of making a “treasonous deal” with the Islamic Republic of Iran on the potential revival of a controversial nuclear program agreement, according to former National Security Adviser John Bolton.

President Barack Obama made the agreement in question in 2015 with Iran, allowing the Iranian regime to continue its nuclear program under a monitoring scheme. There have been worries since the end of the 1980s that Iran seeks to develop nuclear weapons.

In 2018, President Donald Trump renounced the agreement on America’s behalf. John Bolton, who was Trump’s National Security Adviser from 2018-2019, was instrumental in the decision to do so.

Bolton is now concerned that in order to revive the nuclear deal with Iran, the Biden administration could give the Iranians guarantees that no future US President would be able to exit the agreement.

He told reporters in Washington, DC, that a future GOP administration will renounce whatever deal Democrat President Joe Biden makes with the Iranians on the nuclear issue.

Bolton was commenting on media reports that Iran is presently demanding from the US that a potential new deal provides “guarantees” for compensation if a future US president withdraws America from it.

“One [issue] is this idea of damages — that if a subsequent administration withdrew from the deal, they’d have to pay damages to Iran. That’s been reported in the press in the past couple of weeks,” Trump’s former National Security Adviser stated, as cited by The Washington Times.

“There were earlier reports weeks and months ago of a proposition that Iran would be put back in possession of enriched uranium that it may have shipped out to Russia or other countries,” Bolton added.

“If the Biden administration negotiated those kinds of provisions to harm the United States of America if a future president withdrew from the deal, that verges on treasonous.”

“It’s one thing to say we want to go into this deal and we hope future presidents stay. It’s another to impair the United States itself to reduce the possibility of leaving the deal,” he elaborated.

Negotiations between the United States, the European Union, and Iran have occurred behind closed doors for about a year.

The Europeans recently circulated a draft document on how to restore the 2015 agreement, which was supposed to restrain Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the easing of Western sanctions on the Iranian regime.

Ned Price, the spokesman of the US State Department, said Iran’s response to the draft is being reviewed but refused to comment on the state of the talks with the Iranians at the present moment.