US Rejected Holding Off Iran Sanctions For Iran Pullback From Syria

The Kremlin said on Wednesday it needed to understand if there was political will in Washington to cooperate with Russia as it prepared for a meeting between U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton and his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev.

Bolton said that he rejected, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had in earlier discussions, a Russian proposal to geographically "constrict" Iranian forces to a certain part of Syria - away from Israel's border - in exchange for USA suspension of sanctions it plans to impose on Iranian oil exports in November.

Russian Federation has not backed the United States sanctions, and has said they can't force Iran out of Syria so long as Syria wants them to stay.

President Donald Trump's hawkish national security adviser says the Europeans have to make a choice between the U.S. and Iran in observing American sanctions which he claims have been more effective than expected.

"Our objective is that all Iranian forces return to Iran, and that would be an objective that I think President Putin would share", Bolton said, adding that they "talked about a variety of ways in which it might be accomplished through a series of steps".

Moscow looks set in its ways and Washington remains "very much interventionist", Paul said, citing as one example United States failure to fulfil its promises not to expand North Atlantic Treaty Organisation eastward to the borders of Russian Federation.

He added that he had invited US officials to Russian Federation for a new round of talks but said no agreement had been reached on the timing for another meeting with Bolton. He noted Microsoft was not a US governmental institution.

It is noted that Bolton told Patrushev during negotiations in Geneva.

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In the meantime, Iran has remained a close ally of Syria and supports its legitimate government in the face of foreign-backed militancy.

The meeting was a follow-up to the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump held in Helsinki in July. "I think that during a meeting with the [US] presidential national security adviser, we will explain substantively the erroneousness of this policy the way we see it", the deputy minister said.

He said, "The Iran nuclear deal mitigated the effects of its mismanagement of the economy and gave the regime new life".

In the latest signs that the sanctions on Iran are starting to bite, British Airways and Air France both said on Thursday they would be halting flights to Tehran next month.

The US official added there were also some areas where disagreements between him and Patrushev remained and they did not see "much utility in resuming discussion" on these issues.

"We are very very early in the process of considering what we are going to do with New START or the INF treaty", he said, referring to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces pact.

He was asked if he is ever concerned that Trump is a "security risk" given that his former lawyer Michael Cohen admitted to campaign finance crimes in federal court on Tuesday and implicated the President by saying Trump had directed the action.

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