Monday, July 30, 2012

India: Romney's saber rattling

The Times of India

Romney voices aggressive stance toward Iran

JERUSALEM: U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney is telling Israelis on Sunday that Iran was not trustworthy, and a top adviser said Romney would ``respect'' unilateral Israeli military action against the Iranian nuclear program.

Romney's speech after a series of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials came at the mid-point of a three-nation overseas journey designed to burnish his foreign policy credentials and highlight his ability to lead on the world stage.  


President Barack Obama has sought to dissuade Israel from a unilateral attack on Iran to allow time for tough sanctions to take a toll on the Islamic Republic's economy and further isolate the country. Obama has said the United States holds open the option of military operations against Iran but has insisted now is not the time for an attack, either by the U.S. or Israel.

Senor, the Romney adviser, was associated with the so-called neo-conservative foreign policy establishment that pressed former President George W. Bush to invade Iraq under the mistaken assumption that the country had weapons of mass destruction.

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