Sunday, July 29, 2012

UK: Romney green lights a US supported Israeli preemptive strike against Iran if elected

Sky News

Romney Would 'Respect' Israeli Strike On Iran

US presidential contender Mitt Romney is visiting the Middle East, promising closer ties with Israel if elected.

US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney would "respect" an Israeli decision to strike Iran to stop the Islamic Republic developing a nuclear weapon, a senior aide to the Republican candidate said.

In the latest stop on his three-nation foreign tour, Romney has been vigorously promoting his pro-Israel credentials ahead of the November US presidential poll.

During a trip to Jerusalem, Romney’s senior national security aide Dan Senor told reporters that: "If Israel has to take action on its own in order to stop Iran from developing that (nuclear) capability, the governor would respect that decision."

The White House candidate has been holding talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres.

Mr Romney is also due to meet with Israeli opposition politicians and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, but he will not meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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.

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