July 29 - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets Israeli leaders and says that a nuclear-armed Iran would be ''unacceptable''. Travis Brecher reports.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday. Topping Romney's agenda during his visit is his concern over a nuclear-capable Iran. Later in the day, Romney met with Israeli President Shimon Peres, where he re-iterated the importance of "unbroken" ties between the United States and Israel. Romney also stressed that a nuclear-armed Iran would be "unacceptable". (SOUNDBITE) (English) REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR THE U.S PRESIDENCY, MITT ROMNEY, SAYING: "Like you we are very concerned about the development of nuclear capacity on the part of Iran, and feel that it unacceptable for Iran to become a nuclear armed nation. The threat it would pose to Israel, to the region and to the world is incomparable and unacceptable." Romney also said he looks forward to chatting with Netanyahu about "further actions that we could take to dissuade Iran from their nuclear folly". His stance appeared to differ from that of U.S. President Barack Obama, who has tried to convince Israel to avoid any pre-emptive attack against the Islamic state. Romney's visit coincides with a Jewish day of fasting commemorating tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people. Travis Brecher, Reuters