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Marco Rubio: Obama's Cuba policy emboldened Iran to get nukes

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) continued his assault on the Obama administration's move to thaw relations with Cuba, writing in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that the decision gave Iran a blueprint for bullying President Obama into letting it acquire nuclear weapons.

The shift "gives rogue leaders around the world more clear-cut evidence of this president's naivete," Rubio wrote. As a result, he added, Tehran "will try to exploit President Obama's naivete as the Iranian leaders pursue concessions from the U.S. in their quest to establish themselves as a nuclear power."

Obama's decision to pursue full diplomatic relations with Cuba reverses five decades of American foreign policy. Rubio on Wednesday blasted the decision in a flurry of media appearances as "willfully ignorant."