Clinton Warns Iran, Don't Attack Israel

Ad Feedback - New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the US would respond in kind if Iran attacked Israel.

"An attack on Israel would trigger massive retaliation from the United States," Clinton said.

In a television debate broadcast on ABC/WPVI in the run-up to the Pennsylvania primary, Clinton and Illinois Senator Barack Obama agreed that should either of them be elected, diplomacy would play a key role in dealing with the Islamic republic.

If Iran attacked Israel, "the United States would take appropriate action to such an "unacceptable" act of aggression, Obama said. "It is very important that Iran understands that an attack on Israel is an attack on our strongest ally in the region, one whose security we consider paramount," he said.

Obama also said when it comes to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capabilities, he would "take no option off the table" as president.

Meanwhile, the fallout over Obama's relationship with his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, who has repeatedly espoused anti-Israel views, continues to plague his campaign.

"It is clear that, as leaders, we have a choice who we associate with and who we apparently give some kind of seal of approval to," Clinton said. "And I think that it wasn't only the specific remarks, but some relationships with Reverend [Louis] Farrakhan, with giving the church bulletin over to the leader of Hamas to put a message in. You know, these are problems and they raise questions in people's minds," she said.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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