Days after John Bolton said the US would send an aircraft carrier and bombers to the Middle East to deliver a message to Iran, President Donald Trump dismissed speculation that his national security adviser is trying to start a war. “I actually temper John, which is pretty amazing,” Trump said, when asked whether he had confidence in Bolton, an unyielding proponent of the projection of American power abroad who has described the nuclear deal struck with Tehran in 2015 by the Obama administration as “execrable”. PODCAST: Behind the class action lawsuits against Tiger Brands Subscribe: iono.fm | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Pocket Cast | Player.fm The president’s comments did not erase concern that Bolton and Mike Pompeo, secretary of state, are hyping intelligence to justify military action. Critics worry that Bolton, who was accused of slanting intelligence to justify the Iraq invasion in 2003, is trying to push Trump down a similar path.One person who dealt with Bolton during the Geo...

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