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Critics: Kerry Desperate for Nuke Deal With Iran

By    |   Monday, 30 March 2015 08:27 PM

With a Tuesday deadline looming for an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program, critics of the White House have accused Secretary of State John Kerry of being desperate to get a deal.

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton – one of those White House critics – says the United States and its allies may not walk away with a good deal, but he doesn't think that would stop Kerry from saying they did.

"John Kerry will declare success in Geneva even if he has to do it on April Fool's Day," Bolton said Monday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren."

"I will bet on it."

If so, Kerry won't have to wait long. Tuesday marks the negotiations' deadline.

Bolton also told Van Susteren he agrees with Syrian President Basher Assad, who told Charlie Rose in a "60 Minutes" interview broadcast Sunday that U.S. airstrikes aren't defeating Islamic State (ISIS) militants. ISIS may not be winning on the ground, but it is winning adherents throughout the world, he said.

Assad also told Rose he is willing to hold talks with the United States.

Bolton said this is the "optimal moment" for Assad because he knows that Obama is so desperate for a deal on the Iranian nuclear program that he thinks he can save his own regime in the process.

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