Sen. Cornyn: Allowing Iran to pursue nukes a 'game ender'
Texas lawmaker sounds off
- Duration 3:27
- Date Mar 4, 2013
Texas lawmaker sounds off
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Now to the nuclear threat from -- wrong as secretary of state John Kerry warns time might be running out for that rogue nation.
To return to negotiations and sees what many believe is -- a single minded pursuit of nuclear weapons.
It is absolutely not unlimited.
Talks will not go on for the sake of talks.
And talks cannot become an instrument for delay.
That in the end make the situation more dangerous.
So there is a finite amount of time.
And -- diplomatic solution -- -- inside one lawmaker is warning of what he says could be a truly catastrophic situation if -- -- successfully builds a nuclear arsenal.
If Iran goes nuclear.
It could be the ultimate game Ender for the Middle East.
If you think about how dangerous region is now.
Just waited -- ran triggers a nuclear arms race.
Just wait until a blockade the Strait of Hormuz.
Just waited until it and -- Iraq.
Stop in the Iranian pursuit of nuclear weapons is not optional.
Those were John -- remarks yesterday he is the minority whip and Texas GOP senator.
And he joins me now -- -- senator thanks for being here thanks John tough talk from John Kerry but the Iranians have heard that before Adam thank.
Well in the centrifuges continue to spin and they continue to try to develop a nuclear weapon.
That's -- I said that this could be a game Ender not a game changer.
Some -- suggested that we could possibly contain.
A nuclear Iran.
But this is not a rational nation state.
This is one bent on the destruction not only that Israel.
But it would cause a nuclear arms race in the Middle East that would make that place even more dangerous and it is we'll tell you how do you assess the the Obama administration's attempts to contain Iran and contain it's nuclear ambitions.
Us well I believe we need a credible.
President position and that means that all options are on the table.
And no one wants to suggest the military option is the first option I don't believe that it shouldn't be.
But that ought to be a credible.
Threat of using every options on the table while we continue our diplomacy diplomacy doesn't work.
If if you're political adversary were -- Nation national -- to Syria like Iran.
Believes that you won't resort to that so.
It needs to be credible and Iran needs to know we we mean business as you as you and -- are speaking Vice President Biden is speaking to that same APEC convention that that you spoke to he says make no mistake.
We will not allow Iran.
To get a nuclear weapon.
How can he be so sure.
Well talk is cheap and the secretary -- -- who's just recently confirmed as secretary of defense.
You were called during his confirmation hearing had a little problem trying to say what the policy the US government was -- finally.
The third tribe said that our policy was not to try to contain a nuclear weapon but to prevent them so.
I think all of this ambiguity creates.
Perhaps emboldens our adversaries and makes -- think if they can just keep pushing the line that they can get away with that and that's very dangerous for us and our allies all of this touches on the sequester but battle there was a nuclear aircraft carrier that the.