WCBS Newsradio 880 Afternoon Anchorman Steve Scott
Iran continues to pursue a nuclear weapons program and has made no secret that Israel would be its prime target. Would you support pre-emptive military strikes, carried out by the U.S. and its allies, to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities if diplomatic efforts fail to reach a resolution? Or, is pre-emptive military action against Iran off the table?
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“ The United States cannot allow a nuclear Iran. A nuclear armed Iran would be emboldened to act aggressively in the region, threatening U.S. allies and interests and potentially sparking a deadly arms race. Such a scenario is unacceptable. However, military force should only be a last resort and I believe our unprecedented political and economic pressure is working.
“ The sanctions in Iran are working and they should be allowed to continue to work. Military action should always be the last option. The United States should work to increase the number of countries that are willing to participate in the sanctions against Iran. ”