Lieberman: Iran Bomb ‘Turning Point in History’

Sunday, 04 Apr 2010 03:25 PM

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Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that the world is “at a turning point in history” because of Iran's drive to obtain nuclear weapons.

Appearing Sunday on “Meet the Press,” Lieberman said he supported President Barack Obama's call for sanctions against Iran, but he said he thinks the United States should adopt a more aggressive stance on the issue.

“I worry more that we're not going to do enough to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon quickly enough,” he said. “I, I believe we're at a turning point in history. Iran with nuclear weapons is going to mean this world will be a lot less safe than it is today, and there are already threats to our safety every day. We've never – this is an extremist, expansionist power. There's never been another country like this with nuclear weapons, and we've got to impose tough sanctions quickly. I believe Congress will adopt a tough sanctions bill soon, I hope this month of April.”

Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, said the United States must be tough because “frankly, it's the last chance that we're giving Iran and ourselves not to be left with a choice of either accepting them having nuclear weapons or taking military action. In my opinion, we have to be prepared to take military action to stop the Iranian nuclear program if they refuse to stop themselves.”

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