Bolton on Ex-Spy Poisoning: Putin Is Saying, 'What Are You Gonna Do About It?'




John Bolton said Thursday that the chemical poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England fits into the larger pattern of Russia and similar regimes making peaceful promises and then lying about them.

The former U.S. ambassador to the UN said that not only is the attack itself significant, but so is the fact that it is in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

"What does it take to get people to connect the dots?" Bolton asked. "Russia, China, Syria, Iran, North Korea...these are regimes that make agreements and lie about them."

Bolton said the "blatant" attack in public reminds him of North Korea, "Moscow's friend," murdering Kim Jong Un's brother in the middle of an airport last year.

"It's an act of defiance. It's saying to London and the other western capitals, 'what are you gonna do about it?' Well, I think there should be a very strong answer to that," he said,



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