Mitt Romney spoke with CBS News and was asked about Iran. Using language similar to that used by President Obama, Romney said that "we certainly have to mantain all options that we have" to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons, an outcome that he called "unacceptable." He pointed to the potential danger of the Iran giving fissile material to allied groups such as Hezbollah that could then bring it into the United States.
"No question in my view that we could put all manner of pressure upon the regime that’s there, but they have to also know that a military option is one which we would be willing to consider if they do not take action to dissuade a course towards nuclearization," Romney said.
Romney was also asked about the fate of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile. "I think we have to also be ready to take whatever action is necessary to ensure that we do not have any kind of weapon of mass destruction falling into the hands of terrorists," Romney said, citing by name al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas.