US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would respect an Israeli decision to use military force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, one of his aides has said.
Mr Romney, who is in Jerusalem, is expected to pledge closer ties between the US and Israel if he is elected.
US President Barack Obama has focused on using sanctions to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
The first leg of Mr Romney’s trip, in London, was marred by controversy.
After talking of “disconcerting” signs in London’s preparations for the Olympic Games, Mr Romney backtracked and predicted a “very successful” Olympics.
On Sunday morning Mr Romney held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres.
He told Mr Peres he shared Israel’s concern about the development of Iran’s nuclear capabilities, saying: “The threat it would pose to Israel, the region and the world is incomparable and unacceptable.”
Mr Romney will give a speech later on Sunday near Jerusalem’s Old City in which he is expected to say it is “unacceptable” for Iran to have the “capacity” to develop nuclear weapons.
“If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing the capability, the governor (Mr Romney) would respect that decision,” his foreign policy adviser Dan Senor told reporters ahead of the speech
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Hmm….An oil rich Middle Eastern state with nuclear capabilities….i’ve heard that before. Smells like bullshit to me.