Sunday, July 29, 2012

Middle East: Romney agrees with Israel's hawkish stance on Iran

Al Jazeera

Romney 'supports' Israel's stance on Iran
US Republican presidential hopeful holds high-level talks in Jerusalem on how to handle fears over Iran's nuclear aims.

Mitt Romney, the presumptive US Republican presidential nominee, has held high-level talks in Israel about how to handle fears over Iran's nuclear ambitions, on a visit aimed at burnishing his foreign policy credentials.

"Like you, we are very concerned about the development of nuclear capabilities on the part of Iran and feel it is unacceptable for Iran to become a nuclear-armed nation," Romney said after meeting President Shimon Peres on Sunday.
"The threat it would pose to Israel, the region and the world is incomparable and unacceptable."

Romney would support Israel if it were to decide it had to use military force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear
weapon, a senior aide said ahead of the planned meetings in Jerusalem.

"If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect that decision," Dan Senor, Romney's senior national security aide, told reporters travelling with the candidate.

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