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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
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
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.