March 1st, 2012
07:35 PM ET

Sen. Menendez on Iran's threat to the U.S.: 'right now, we're okay'

Sen. Robert Menendez, citing classified intelligence reports, says America remains in a strong position when it comes to Iran–and the threat of a nuclear Iran. "Right now, we're okay," Menendez said on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront.

Menendez says "we've got the greatest intelligence that we have had," and have a solid relationship with Israel. "The greatest cooperation that has existed between the State of Israel and the United States in both military and intelligence sharing is taking place right now. We have as good intelligence as we'll ever have."

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  1. edjoy

    This joker have been elected by playing the race card, but we don't even like him in Puerto Rico. Oh by the way " Yo soy puertorriqueno del pueblo de Dorado".

    March 2, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Reply
  2. lmch

    Yes, he can tell that from his desk in NJ. Please this loser will be out in Nevember and it can't happen soon enough to the Amnesty Loving Senator

    March 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Reply
  3. Howard

    Senator Menendez ... How in the world would you know if for the time being we're ok in regards to Iran ??? If you're wrong, millions of people could be killed. Where was your crystal ball, when over 200 innocent Mexicans were murdered, as a result of Obama and Holder's reckless Fast and Furious debacle ???

    March 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Reply
  4. JP

    Erin, How is it that you have fallen for yet another WMD scare? Why do you ignore the NIE (read: CIA, NSA, FBI, Naval,
    Air Force, Army, etc intelligence) which categorically states that there is no Iranian nuclear weapons program? But let's says that Iran was developing a weapons capability – they ARE a sovereign nation, after all. I hate to say it, they have as much "God-given" right to nuclear weapons as the U.S. or Israel, not that we want any more nuclear weapons in the world. But the main point is that they have NO nuclear weapons program. And it is Israel (and the U.S.) that daily threatens Iran with destruction, not the other way around. Let's stop with all the mis-information, histrionics and falsehoods regarding Iran. A war with Iran will be an unmitigated disaster! It won't help Israel and it may cause the unraveling of the economy and become the casus belli for terrorists attack against this country, not to mention a wider Middle East conflagration. Surely you don't want that?

    March 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Reply
  5. Mehrdad

    So Ms. Erin, Why do you insist that they draw a redline for Iran? Now who is a more dangerous country? Iran or Isreal? Iran has never attacked, occupied or invaded another country. Can you say that about Isreal? You have never heard of an Iranian terrorist, have you? Isreal has two hundred nuclear weapons and constantly attacks its neighbors. How come you don't raise the red flag on them? Iranians are peacful people. We do have a bunch of jerks running the country but so does Isreal or Pakistan. Please be a bit more fair. I liked your program and watached it every night but now I am baffled at how one sided you could be. Thank you

    March 2, 2012 at 2:21 am | Reply
    • sielingfan

      Well there was the Iran-Iraq war, the assassination attempt on Syrian diplomats in Washington DC, the Iran-Contra hostage situation, the kidnapping of British Navy sailors, the abduction and brutal captivity of half a dozen American hikers (one of whom was issued a death sentence), and immeasurable support in the form of weapons, training, manpower and safe haven for radical insurgents targetting civilians and uniformed peacekeepers in both Iran and Afghanistan, the militarization of the Suez canal, and a few other things I won't take the time to mention.

      But other than all that, yeah, pretty much Iran has never done anything remotely aggressive.

      March 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Reply

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