US national security adviser John Bolton is set to warn Iran’s clerics on Tuesday that “if you cross us, our allies, or our partners; if you harm our citizens ... there will indeed be hell to pay.”
“The murderous regime and its supporters will face significant consequences if they do not change their behavior. Let my message today be clear: We are watching, and we will come after you,” Bolton will tell anti-Iran conference in New York, according to prepared remarks.
Bolton on Tuesday dismissed an EU plan for a special payments plan to circumvent US sanctions against Iranian oil sales, saying the trading bloc was long on rhetoric and short on follow-through.
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.