Ex-UN Ambassador Bolton says Iran Emboldened after British Hostage incident
However, I truly hope he is wrong now. In a recent article, he stated:
“Emboldened as Iran now is, and ironically for engagement advocates, it is even less likely there will be a negotiated solution to the nuclear weapons issue, not that there was ever much chance of one”.
“Iran, sensing weakness, has every incentive to ratchet up its nuclear weapons programme, increase its support to Hamas, Hezbollah and others and perpetrate even more serious terrorism in Iraq.
“The world will be a more dangerous place as a result.
“The only thing risen from this crisis is Iranian determination and resolve to confront us elsewhere, at their discretion, whether on Iraq, nuclear weapons and terrorism.”
I hope he is wrong this time. But I suspect he isn’t. And that is rather frightening.