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6 Aug, 2009 15:53

“US should assist Israel if it attacks Iran” – Bolton

If Israel does attack Iran, the US is going to get blamed for it anyway, says former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton. Moreover, the worst outcome would be if an Israeli strike fails to destroy their nuclear program.

Seven years of failed diplomacy regarding Iran’s nuclear ambitions has only put Tehran even further down the road towards nuclear development. John Bolton noted in an interview with RT that the international community is now facing two unappealing scenarios: either to use military force against Iran, or Israel faces the reality of Iran eventually possessing nuclear weapons – both of which are equally unattractive.

“President Ahmadinejad has repeatedly called for Israel to be wiped off the map, and given that it will only take two or three nuclear weapons to do just that, I don’t think the Israelis are going to sit back. A nuclear Holocaust, a repeat of killing six million Jews is not something Israel will simply wait for,” Bolton said.