Santorum to Newsmax: Strike Iran Before It Has Nuclear Weapons

Monday, 27 Feb 2012 05:05 PM

By Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says the United States must be prepared to use missile strikes and air strikes against the Iranians if they continue their nuclear weapons development program.

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV on the eve of the Michigan and Arizona primaries, Santorum was asked what actions he would take today to address the Iranian nuclear threat.

“I would work hand in glove with the Israelis trying to discern the state of the Iranian nuclear program and then I would take actions accordingly,” he says.

“Imposing sanctions on their oil program, I would have done that a long time ago, but I’m glad President Obama has finally gotten around to it even though he seemingly still hesitates and shows himself uncomfortable. He was sort of forced into doing that by Congress.

“I think we also need to work with the pro-democracy movement in Iran. It is vibrant. It is being oppressed by the regime, and we have an obligation to support them as best we can. We are doing nothing to help them as far as I can see.

“Ultimately we need to make the case to the Iranian regime that we will not let them get a nuclear weapon, and that means working with the Israelis if necessary, and coordinating missile strikes or air strikes to take out that capability if we believe it’s reached that point.”

See video below.




Read more: Santorum Hits Romney Tax Plan for Taxes on ‘One Percent,’ Limiting Charitable Deductions


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

School Cancels 'Nutcracker' Trip, Quickly Reverses

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 23:14 PM

A Massachusetts school has reversed its plan to cancel its annual trip to see The Nutcracker over parental concerns th . . .

Texas Army Base on Lockdown After Suspicious Vehicle Found

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 21:58 PM

A lockdown was ordered at a U.S. Army base in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday evening in what a military spokesman describ . . .

Man Who Ambushed Cops Had Anti-Government Beliefs

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 18:36 PM

A Florida man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held anti-government, anti-establishmen . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved