Santorum says he would bomb Iran nuclear sites

Last Updated: Monday, January 2, 2012 - 00:23

Washington: Republican contender Rick Santorum
says that if he`s elected president, he would bomb Iran`s
nuclear facilities unless they were opened up for
international arms inspectors.

The former Pennsylvania senator says President Barack
Obama hasn`t done enough to prevent the Iranian government
from building a nuclear weapon and has risked turning the US
into a "paper tiger."

Santorum tells NBC television`s "Meet the Press" that he
would tell Iranian leaders that either they open up those
facilities, begin to dismantle them and make them available to
inspectors or the US would attack them.

The Obama administration, like President George W Bush`s
administration, has focused primarily on international
diplomacy and economic penalties to try to pressure Iran into
abandoning its nuclear programme. Iran contends its efforts
are for peaceful purposes.

PTI



First Published: Monday, January 2, 2012 - 00:21

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