Bolton urges Iran to abandon nukes 'as Libya did'

US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton called upon Iran on Sunday to abandon its nuclear weapons development program, thus alleviating the concerns of the international community. In an interview to The Times, he cited Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi as a precedent, indicating that relations between Libya and the West improved dramatically when the former halted its nuclear program. As current chairman of the UN Security Council, Bolton warned that international pressure on Iran would intensify so long as it continues pursuing its nuclear ambitions.