Romney: Nuclear Iran "unacceptable" ( or Here We Go Again! )Submitted by DeMolay on Fri, 08/24/2012 - 20:08
(CBS News) There's not much optimism in Syria, where there is growing concern that the dictatorship's stockpiles of chemical weapons could get loose in the chaos of the civil war there. CBS News asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney what he would do as commander-in-chief in Syria and Iran.
CBS News interviewed Romney in Birmingham, Mich. on Friday while he was visiting the state with his wife Ann.
Scott Pelley: Is it worth going to war to stop an Iranian nuclear weapon?
Mitt Romney: We certainly have to maintain all options that we have. But Iran becoming nuclear and potentially providing fissile material to Hezbollah or other of the groups that are associated with that nation, the potential of those groups bring that fissile material to our continent even to the United States, that's unacceptable. No question in my view that we can put all matter of pressure upon the regime that's there, but they have to also know that a military option is one which we would be willing to consider if they do not take action to dissuade a course towards nuclearization."
Scott Pelley: A Romney administration would not allow a nuclear weapon?
Mitt Romney: It's unacceptable for this nation to have Iran to become nuclear, have a nuclear weapon.