Rubio: No Price Too High to Avoid Nuclear Iran

Thursday, 09 Feb 2012 01:36 PM

By By Henry J. Reske and Ronald Kessler

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The threat of a nuclear Iran is so great that no price is too high to pay to avoid it, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., tells Newsmax.TV.

Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, noted that President Barack Obama wasted a year and a half of his presidency attempting a rapprochement with countries such as Iran before realizing such tactics won’t work.

“I think initially in his presidency, the president came in with the belief that somehow some of these countries acted the way they did because we were mean to them,” he said. “I think over a year and a half in office he realized that’s probably not the case and now you’ve seen him take a more aggressive stance in terms of sanctions and things of that nature.”

Rubio said he prefers foreign policy to be nonpartisan and noted he would not criticize the Commander in Chief on key issues because “he has access to information most of us don’t and makes difficult decisions” but the time wasted could have been put to better use.

“That being said, we have to deal with what we have now and what we have now I hope is a unified bi-partisan belief that what we need to impose on Iran in an international way is crippling economic sanctions that are a consequence of their nuclear ambitions and ultimately … we need to have every single option on the table because the idea of a nuclear Iran is so catastrophic that there’s virtually no price too high to pay to avoid it.”

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