Source: Tom Cohen / CNN
Washington - Mitt Romney seeks to assure Israel and Iran, as well as Jewish voters in the United States, that he will be tougher against Iran’s nuclear ambitions than President Barack Obama.
So far, though, the main differences on the issue between the presumptive Republican nominee and the president he hopes to defeat in the November election involve tone and nuance more than substance.
In two high-profile speeches in the past week, Romney has tried to position himself as a better friend to Israel than Obama by pledging full support for any steps necessary to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear state.
Calling the issue America’s “highest national security priority,” the former Massachusetts governor said Sunday in Jerusalem that “we recognize Israel’s right to defend itself, and that it is right for America to stand with you.”
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