Transcript: Mitt Romney’s remarks on Iran
Edited by Jenny Jiang
Excerpts from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s foreign policy address at the Virginia Military Institute on Oct. 8, 2012:
“Iran today has never been closer to a nuclear weapons capability. It has never posed a greater danger to our friends, our allies, and us. And it has never acted less deterred by America, as was made clear last year when Iranian agents plotted to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador in our nation’s capital.
“And yet, when millions of Iranians took to the streets in June of 2009, when they demanded freedom from a cruel regime that threatens the world, when they cried out, ‘Are you with us, or are you with them?’ —the American President was silent.”
“I will put the leaders of Iran on notice that the United States and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability.
“I will not hesitate to impose new sanctions on Iran, and will tighten the sanctions we currently have.
“I’ll restore the permanent presence of aircraft carrier task forces in both the Eastern Mediterranean and the Gulf region. And I’ll work with Israel to increase our military assistance and coordination. For the sake of peace, we must make clear to Iran through actions—not just words—that their nuclear pursuit will not be tolerated.”
- C-Span.org: Video of Mitt Romney’s foreign policy address at the Virginia Military Institute on Oct. 8, 2012
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