With centrifuges ‘still spinning,’ Romney slams Obama’s Iran approach

Click photo to download. Caption: Mitt Romney addresses the 2012 GOP convention. Credit: YouTube.(JNS.org) Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, addressing the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30, said “every American is less secure today because [Obama] has failed to slow Iran’s nuclear threat,” slamming a current White House approach that maintains there is still time for diplomacy and sanctions to work in its dealings with the Islamic Republic.

“In [Obama’s] first TV interview as president, he said we should talk to Iran,” Romney said on the same day the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in a new report, revealed that Iran has doubled its uranium enrichment capacity at its underground facility in Fordow. “We're still talking, and Iran’s centrifuges are still spinning.” 

Obama has said the U.S. position is that “all options are on the table” to prevent a nuclear Iran. The president's critics, on the other hand, question whether his administration would seriously consider a military option.

While the Democratic incumbent has also said America “will always have Israel’s back,” Romney said at the convention that Obama has “thrown allies like Israel under the bus.”

“I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed,” Romney said. “But his promises gave way to disappointment and division.”

Posted on August 31, 2012 .