After a Day Meeting Israel's Leaders, Romney Gives Speech in Jerusalem

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After a day spent meeting Israel's leaders, presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney was set to give a speech in Jerusalem on Sunday evening.

On Sunday morning, Romney was warmly received by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who emphasized the need for a credible military threat against Iran.
Later, Romney met with President Shimon Peres, who emphasized that he is sure that the policies of the Obama administration in regards to the Iranian issue are the right ones.

Romney also met with opposition leader Shaul Mofaz, who told the Republican nominee that Israel must be alert to all developments regarding Iran, but stated that it is not the right time for a military attack, and that sanctions against the country must be deepened. Romney was supposed to meet with Labor Party head Shelly Yacimovich, but the meeting was cancelled at the last minute.

Mitt Romney in Jerusalem.

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