London, 2 July - Iran’s presence in the affairs of other nations across the United States is a priority of the United States. The United States national security adviser, John Bolton, said at the weekend that Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s grip on power is not a US strategic issue, but Iran is.
In an interview with Face the Nation by CBS, the national security adviser was asked about Russia’s involvement in the blanket bombing in the southern area of Syria and how it violates the agreement between Putin and Trump. Bolton said however that there are “possibilities for doing a larger negotiation on helping to get Iranian forces out of Syria and back into Iran”, which he described as being a “significant step forward”. He added that the use of force to get Iran out of Syria would need to be agreed with Russia.