National security adviser John Bolton denied accusations from Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that he is trying to "drag" the U.S. into war with Iran, in an interview on "Fox News Sunday."
Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" ahead of Bolton, Zarif accused Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and the American national security advisor of trying to manipulate President Trump into war.
"They have all shown an interest in dragging the United States into a conflict," Zarif said. "I do not believe that President Trump wants to do that, I believe President Trump ran on a campaign promise of not bringing the United States into another war."
"It's completely ridiculous. I think what that interview showed was a carefully prepared propaganda script by the Iranians," Bolton said in response. "This is their effort to try and sow disinformation and the American body politic. The fact is the president's policy on Iran has been clear well before I arrived in the administration. It is to put maximum pressure on the regime to get it to change its behavior. And I think it's working and I think that's what they're worried about."