Monday, July 30, 2012

Romney would back Israeli strike against Iran

Strong words from GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Speaking in Jerusalem, Romney said that he'd not only support Israel attacking Iran to stop its nuclear weapons program but added that it must be blocked by any means necessary. Iran claims its only developing peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Romney also declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel. The United States Embassy is located in Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem, so this comment contrasts sharply from the practices of the Obama, as well as previous administrations, both Democratic and Republican. The comment is designed to attract Jewish support back home. But it's not flying with Palestinians, who wish to establish a capital someday in East Jerusalem.

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