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Well the massacre in Kenya comes as world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly to discuss other emergency issues and there are plenty about.
President Obama just arrived in New York City for what is shaping up to be a crucial week for American diplomacy.
At the top -- the agenda working with -- shot to get Syria to hand over its chemical weapons.
And trying to keep Tehran's nuclear ambitions in check is it possible.
Fox News contributor John Bolton is former US ambassador to the United Nations joins us now likened to see you master plan to be here -- so let's start with Iran of course -- as the days tick by there are increased warnings up from Israel from others that they are that much closer to nuclear program.
And there's been discussion the president -- meet with Iran's new president.
Good idea bad idea.
What's a very bad idea look what's going on now is that Hassan -- Hani is engaged in an international charm offensive Iran wants relief.
From the international economic sanctions which have hurt the country those sanctions had not affected its nuclear weapons program.
And there's no possibility I think that Iran is going to be negotiated out of that program.
But negotiations could bring relief from the sanctions.
And therefore alleviate the pressure and the threat of an Israeli military strike.
And terms of the president meeting room on -- Iran is still a designated state sponsor of terrorism.
And that means through Hani is running a mechanism that aids terrorist all around the world he may not set off the explosives and terrorist attacks.
But he's funding the explosives that makes him.
The functional equivalent of a terrorist and I don't think the president of the United States ought to shake hands with the terrorist period close quote.
Do you think -- 88 gains some legitimacy for -- honey if the president does agree to sit down with him it does increase his stature in.
The international market where people are watching very closely to see whether the US agrees to have a friendly chat than any kind of discussion -- relationship with them.
Right now I think it's a big plus for one hot we're hot and what it gets for Obama is beyond me the the Europeans are dying to get into negotiation with Iran.
And if we participate in it it will give Iran additional legitimacy and will give them additional time.
To continue their nuclear weapons program that will allow President Obama to pressure Israel not to engage in a military strike while others say.
Diplomatic process going on.
And obviously were high hopes to get relief from sanctions so.
From Iran's point of view there's no downside to this at all from our point of view it simply allows Iran's space to continue towards a nuclear weapons capability.
What exec from Israel this week.
Well I think prime minister Netanyahu will continue his a series of speeches -- warning about the Ronnie and nuclear threat is an existential issue for.
Israel but I can tell you having just come back from a week in the Persian gulf.
That many Arab friends the United States are just as worried as Israel is about an Iranian nuclear weapon if they get a nuclear weapon.
It it won't stop there Saudi Arabia wall -- -- to Egypt Turkey perhaps others.
That's why stopping Iran is so important because proliferation around the region will take some place that's already volatile and make it even more dangerous.
And of course Syria is still on the table there Russia.
Pushing back against a lot of efforts that the US and others are trying to make in resolving the situation as best they can at this point.
We've got this.
You know tentative agreement that they're going to turn over their stockpiles are going to be destroyed chemical weapons.
On how critical of that conversation be this week here in New York.
I don't think there's going to be much progress -- where the other on Syria I think the deal that was announced in Geneva is is it a cosmetic.
Solution for President Obama more than anybody else.
Even if you could imagine a circumstance were all of Syria's chemical weapons would be destroyed.
In a very short period of time.
They could simply get more chemical weapons from Russia which has been violating the chemical weapons convention since it entered into force almost funny years ago.
Or from Iran which is a party to the CWC but which -- also been violating it happily as has North Korea.
So this really this agreement and -- had the consequence of buying time for the for Charles side regime.
Which is what they needed militarily inside Syria.
So how we book on the world stage that I mean -- threaten potential strikes of some kind there and Syria.
Then Russia comes in and says -- we got this agreement and and we go along with it essentially saying.
Yes that looks legitimate it's a good solution it's emblematic that's what will do if you're saying it has no teeth that does the rest of the world view it that -- -- they look at us as if were foolish.
I think we look weak I think we look like we don't have our act together like were indecisive.
And I attribute that to the president's actions that's another reason why if I were Hassan -- -- I would be focusing on some encounter with President Obama to launch these negotiations remember -- -- was Iran's chief nuclear negotiator.
Ten years ago and he followed the same playbook then.
Of buying time for Iran's nuclear program to move closer to success I think he's -- -- do the same thing here.
They'll essentially truly calling the shots and Iran meet we always hear -- so much about how.
Religious leaders there are truly the most powerful ones and we're does he stand in that hierarchy as they you know actually speaking for the country.
And their policy.
-- certainly speaks for the country but he's below the supreme leader the Ayatollah Khamenei and it's important to recognize that the nuclear weapons program the military aspect.
Of Iran's nuclear efforts is controlled by the Revolutionary Guards corps which reports directly to the supreme leader.
The only way you can characterize house on -- -- as a moderate.
Is that he doesn't openly boast of the nuclear program he doesn't proclaimed that Israel should be driven into the -- he smiles a lot and that makes him a moderate compared to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
When the single most important issue which is -- -- twenty year long effort to get nuclear weapons there's not a dime's worth the different the difference between.
I guess it's all relative.
But on this case there's not much -- -- relative they want nuclear weapons they're getting closer and closer to building a broad and deep nuclear infrastructure in negotiations not gonna change that.
We'll watch -- -- -- sent -- -- -- presidents and see what he has to say about the assists while this week Nasr always good to see you thank you thank you.
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