WASHINGTON (CNN) – John Bolton, formerly a U.S. ambassador to the U.N. in the Bush administration, told Wolf Blitzer the recently declassified intelligence information about Iran’s nuclear weapons program should be viewed skeptically.
“I think there’s a real risk here of overjudging what our intelligence community found, and of disinformation on the part of Iran,” Bolton said Tuesday.
Pointing out the report’s conclusion that Iran continues to enrich uranium, Bolton also attacked the report’s artificial distinction between Iran’s civilian and military nuclear activity.
“It’s at Iran’s discretion when to convert that fissile material into nuclear weapons,” explained Bolton.
Bolton made his comments during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”
Watch a clip of Bolton’s interview.
–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart