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McCain: Negotiations With Nuclear Iran 'Doomed to Fail'

Monday, 04 Mar 2013 11:03 AM

By David Yonkman

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There is no doubt that Iran is on the path to building a nuclear weapon, Sen. John McCain of Arizona declared on Monday.

“The centrifuges are spinning,” said McCain, speaking at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in Washington.

“I don’t think it’s a question” that Iran is getting closer to developing a weapon, he said. “It’s a question of when.”

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He said the Iranians are closely watching North Korea, which recently tested a third nuclear weapon with no repercussions. It is in part why international offers of concessions to discontinue Iran’s program were “doomed to fail.”

President Barack Obama will need to assure Israel in his upcoming trip to the ally — the first trip to Israel of his presidency — that the United States will act in concert to prevent Iran from getting a weapon, the Arizona senator said.

He also criticized the Obama administration for not sending enough support to the rebels in Syria for their efforts to topple the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. At least 70,000 people have been killed in the conflict so far.

“I believe Syria is a national and international shame,” McCain said. “We have not done anything about it.”

He said that the United States needs to implement a no-fly zone in Syria, as jihadists there are destabilizing neighboring countries such as Lebanon and Jordan.

“I have not seen the Middle East and the world in a more dangerous situation in my lifetime,” McCain said.

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