- [Chris] Throughout his visit,Bolton stressed for Israelis
that the U.S. will never allowIran to get nuclear weapons.
And he noted that the stricteconomic sanctions on Iran
are generating realanti-government protest.
- And by bringing the hammer down again
of reimposing American sanctions,
we've seen a profoundnegative effect on Iran.
I think, actually, more seriousthan we would've predicted.
And what's significant about the
demonstrations and outpouringsthat you've seen across Iran
is that to the best of ourknowledge, they're not organized.
This is not some kindof conspiracy in Iran,
it's just regular people saying
they're fed up with the government.
- Bolton's four day stay here was
longer than most official visits.
That's party because theWhite House is preparing to
lay the ground work for the roll out
of its Middle East peace plan.
He made it clear that theU.S. will not impose its plan
on either Israel or the Palestinians.
But he's skeptical about whether Israel
has a real peace partner.
- I can't even begin to countthe number of cease fires
we've heard from Hamas, Hezbollah,
other terrorist groups over the years.
I would be stunned if anybodyin the government of Israel
is viewing this with anything other than
a very clear-eyed understandingof what it's about.
It's a sad outcome forthe Palestinian people
that all they've got nowis a choice between Hamas
and the Palestinian authority.
- [Chris] For Israelis,the fact that Bolton
spent several days with thecountry's top leadership
is a refreshing change of pace.
Caroline Glick is chief columnist
for the Jerusalem Post.
- What you're really seeing here is
a business-like atmosphere of two allies
coming together anddiscussing common interests,
which is something that wehaven't seen in the past
from U.S. administrations who were blind
to the basic reality, which is that
Israel is the United States'
most powerful ally in the Middle East.
- [Chris] Chris Mitchell,CBN News, Jerusalem.