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Bolton, Pompeo cheered at Iran conference near UN

After a lack of response from the UN, Trump officials take anti-Iran stance to private forum.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during the United Against Nuclear Iran Summit on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz - RC1CE7611DF0

NEW YORK — While President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is widely unpopular at the United Nations, which he addressed today, Trump’s top diplomat and national security adviser both got an enthusiastic reception from the private United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) conference here for the administration’s exit from the deal and focus on maximizing economic pain on Iran.

“The Iran deal was the worst diplomatic debacle in American history,” national security adviser John Bolton told the UANI conference, held at a midtown New York hotel a few blocks from the UN, where the 73rd UN General Assembly high-level week is underway.

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