Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Romney: Sanctions are hurting Iran's economy; not its nuclear program

Mitt Romney, during an interview with Greta Van Susteren's On the Record, airing Monday night.

"In the meetings I’ve had, not only here in Israel but also meetings I’ve had with leaders in the UK, and with briefings from individuals in the United States who follow the development in the Middle East at close range, there is the suggestion that the economic sanctions, particularly some of those put in place by Europe, where they have really tightened the screws very aggressively, that those economic sanctions are having a significant impact on the economy of Iran.

Has that dissuaded them from their nuclear program? I don’t believe so. I don’t again have insight, top secret information in that regard. You did hear from the prime minister that he does not believe it’s dissuaded them from their nuclear course, but it has an impact on their economy."