November 11, 2011 | Quote

Romney: I Wouldn’t Let Iran Get Nuclear Weapons

Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies made an excellent point to me: Romney should not restrict his comments to Russia’s role in this. Dubowitz argues: “Governor Romney should marry his criticisms of Chinese economic and trade policies with a condemnation of China’s role in helping Iran build nuclear weapons. Chinese companies are active in providing key parts and components for Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Beijing could severely impair Iran’s drive to a nuclear weapon by shutting down on this trade.” He further observes, “If Beijing doesn’t fear U.S. sanctions, perhaps it will be more concerned about American consumers furious that China is aiding and abetting an Iranian regime developing weapons that threaten every American.” And given that Romney is looking more like the nominee every day, Romney’s role becomes more significant. “Governor Romney is well-positioned to educate Americans about the Chinese-Iranian proliferation axis and to put Beijing to a choice between Iranian nuclear and weapons trade and its largest consumer market.”


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