Military Action Against Iran Unlikely, But an Option, Says Romney

Keep stirring the pot, Mitt


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that, after consulting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, he does not believe military action will be required to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

Romney called Iran's nuclear development "the greatest national security threat that we face," but he stopped short of endorsing Netanyahu's comments this week that a military strike might be necessary to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear capability.

However, Romney told reporters aboard his campaign plane Friday that it was difficult to determine during his telephone call with Netanyahu whether there was a difference between their so-called "red lines" on ordering military action.