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Bolton: Iran Doesn’t Fear Obama

Earlier today in Tehran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proclaimed that Iran is now a “nuclear state.” John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, tells National Review Online that “Ahmadinejad’s declaration, combined with the regime’s forceful actions against the opposition, show that the regime is determined to fight through its present domestic and international difficulties.”

“This is not a regime that fears being ‘isolated’ by Barack Obama, nor does it seem to fear the threat of additional sanctions,” Bolton says. “Iran remains on the path to nuclear weapons and entrenching its domestic power.”

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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