Cheney: ‘We Will Not Allow Iran’ to Get Nukes
Posted on Oct 22, 2007
Adding fuel to the fire from President Bush’s “World War III” comment about the threat a nuclear-equipped Iran would pose to the world, Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday that the U.S. and like-minded nations “will not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon.” However, Cheney was less than clear about exactly how this nuke-thwarting process might take place.
AP via Breitbart.com:
“Our country, and the entire international community, cannot stand by as a terror-supporting state fulfills its grandest ambitions,” Cheney said in a speech to the Washington Institute for Near East Studies.
He said Iran’s efforts to pursue technology that would allow them to build a nuclear weapon are obvious and that “the regime continues to practice delay and deceit in an obvious effort to buy time.”
If Iran continues on its current course, Cheney said the U.S. and other nations are “prepared to impose serious consequences.” The vice president made no specific reference to military action.
AP photo / Caleb Jones
Vice President Cheney talked tough about Iran in a speech to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Leesburg, Va., on Sunday.