Writing in USA TODAY Tuesday, former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton derided President Obama for being “naively fixed on diplomacy with Iran,” and reiterated that military – not economic – measures are the answer.

Bolton mocked recent Obama administration claims about slowing Tehran down as being “little more than re-election propaganda.”

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Addressing the issue of sanctions, Bolton noted that North Korea, “the world’s most heavily sanctioned country, with a population perennially near starvation, has exploded two nuclear devices.”

He also dismissed the covert war of assassinations, sabotage, and computer viruses as “diversions masquerading as solutions.”

“The most likely outcome is stark,” he concludes. “The world’s central banker of terrorism will very soon become a nuclear weapons state. The only other option is to take pre-emptive military action to break Iran’s program.”

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