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Bolton: Israel's Options – Attack Iran or Accept Nuclear Power

John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, says Israel has just two choices: attack Iran's nuclear facilities or accept nuclear Iran.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 3/8/2010, 3:59 PM / Last Update: 3/8/2010, 5:22 PM

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Former United States ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton warned Sunday that Israel has just two choices: a strike aimed at Iran's nuclear facilities, or a nuclear Iran. Bolton spoke with reporter Aaron Klein in a radio interview for Klein's new show on WABC.

"We know about the facilities... We know where they are,” Bolton said of Iran's nuclear program. “I think they are susceptible to an Israeli attack.”

The United States will not take action in time to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, the former ambassador warned.

Israel has limited time to plan its next steps, he said. “If Israel is going to use force, it needs to do it sooner rather than later,” he told Klein.

An intelligence dossier revealed in a Der Spiegel expose in January warned that Iran would have nuclear weapons within the year.