Romney says country less secure with Iran threat

AP News
Posted: Aug 30, 2012 11:31 PM
Romney says country less secure with Iran threat

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is praising President Barack Obama for giving the order to take out Osama bin Laden, but is also saying the country is less secure because the president has not slowed Iran's nuclear threat.

Sounding a hawkish tone, Romney told the GOP convention that Obama has said we should talk to Iran. And he said the talking continues, but Iran's nuclear program is moving ahead.

Romney also is accusing Obama of throwing allies like Israel under the bus even as he relaxed sanctions on Cuba. He said that Obama also abandoned Poland by walking away from commitments on a missile defense system. He said that allies of the United States would see more loyalty from him as president.