Bolton on EU Plan to Sidestep Iran Sanctions: US Will Be Aggressive

White House national security adviser John Bolton dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent US sanctions against Iranian oil sales and pressed the SWIFT global payments messaging system to rethink dealing with Tehran.

Speaking at a conference, Bolton also said the United States would be “aggressive and unwavering” in enforcing economic sanctions on Iran that are resuming after Washington withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

He said the United States would not allow the European Union or anyone else to undermine them.