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August 31, 2012 9:56 am

Romney, at GOP Convention, Slams Obama’s Diplomatic Iran Approach

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Mitt Romney addresses the 2012 GOP convention. Photo: YouTube.

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, addressing the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30, said “every American is less secure today because [Obama] has failed to slow Iran’s nuclear threat,” slamming a current White House approach that maintains there is still time for diplomacy and sanctions to work in its dealings with the Islamic Republic.

“In [Obama’s] first TV interview as president, he said we should talk to Iran,” Romney said on the same day the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in a new report, revealed that Iran has doubled its uranium enrichment capacity at its underground facility in Fordow. “We’re still talking, and Iran’s centrifuges are still spinning.”

Obama has said the U.S. position is that “all options are on the table” to prevent a nuclear Iran, while critics question whether his administration would seriously consider a military option.

While the Democratic incumbent has also said America “will always have Israel’s back,” Romney said at the convention that Obama has “thrown allies like Israel under the bus.”

“I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed,” Romney said. “But his promises gave way to disappointment and division.”

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