May 8th, 2012
05:35 PM ET

Biden defends White House Middle East Strategy

Vice President Joe Biden spoke out forcefully against the Iranian government Tuesday at the Rabbinical Assembly Convention meeting, saying actions taken by the Obama White House were preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. But the Romney campaign was quick to disagree.

Military assistance, coupled with financial and oil sanctions passed by the U.S. and the European Union, would cripple the Iranian economy, Biden promised.

"When we took office, let me remind you, there was virtually no international pressure on Iran. We were the problem," Biden said. "We were diplomatically isolated in the world, in the region, in Europe."

Biden continued, "We were neither fully respected by our friends nor feared by our opponents. Today is it starkly, starkly different."

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  1. ABC...


    May 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Reply
  2. edmundburkeson

    The apology continues! Me thinks he cares too much! Biden is far too sensitive to represent America in the world arena. That is why many refer to Obama and Biden as a Post-American leadership. They no longer represent American interests!

    May 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Reply
  3. J

    I just posted a comment here -besides this- and to no avail, "It has not appeared, even though it was sensical logical and not disparaging." Say, please, that you are not limiting your response input...You are bigger than this Ms. Burnett and company.

    May 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Reply

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