(CNN) - Asked what a Gingrich administration would do should Israel decided to strike Iran, the Republican presidential candidate said Friday he would offer support for the Jewish state.
"I would say, if you believe the survival of your country is at stake, what is it we could do to help you?" Gingrich said in an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."
(CNN) - Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Thursday cautioned against some of the foreign policy rhetoric on the campaign trail, particularly words used by the top two Republican presidential frontrunners.
Asked about Newt Gingrich, who calls for a regime change in Iran to prevent the development of a nuclear weapons program, Gates stressed the complexity of the situation in an interview with CNN's "John King, USA."
(CNN) – A day after a GOP presidential debate, White House hopeful Ron Paul upbraided rival candidate Michele Bachmann for disliking Muslims.
"She hates Muslims," Paul said on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Friday. "She wants to go get 'em."
(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry expressed dismay on Friday over rival Ron Paul's call at Thursday night's debate to ease sanctions on Iran.
"I was really taken aback by the power of [Paul's] statement from the standpoint of allowing the Mullahs and a madman to come into possession of a nuclear bomb and that we should not care about that," Perry said on CNN'S "John King, USA."
(CNN) – When Rep. Michele Bachmann said that a report by the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency had described Iran as poised to join the world's elite club of nuclear powers, during Thursday's Republican candidates' debate in Sioux City, Iowa, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas responded immediately that she was mistaken.
The statements:FULL STORY
(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann made an important point on Pakistan during our CNN national security debate. She said Pakistan is "too nuclear to fail."
She added: "We've got to make sure that we take that threat very seriously."
She's right.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - If there's an area GOP presidential candidates seemed to agree on Saturday night, it's that President Barack Obama is not doing enough to contain Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Obama's Iran policy was his "greatest failing," and did not rule out military action against Iran in a potential Romney administration.FULL STORY
New Boston, New Hampshire (CNN) - Former Sen. Rick Santorum offered a robust defense of Israel and faulted presidents Bush and Obama for their dealings with Iran in a minutely-detailed foreign-policy speech Thursday.
His comments came after a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran appeared to have continued its efforts to construct a nuclear weapon.
(CNN) - GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry came out swinging Wednesday with statements critical of President Obama's handling of the U.S. relationship with Israel, and his administration's policy toward Iran. The statements come a day after reports of an open mic picking up comments by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Obama about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In his statement, Romney says Obama is "disdainful of our special relationship with Israel."
In the aftermath of a U.N. report that documented Iran's progress toward making a nuclear weapon, Perry said Obama's policy on Iran "based on outreach and limited sanctions, has failed."FULL STORY
(CNN) - Rick Perry used his experience as the governor of a border state to try to bolster his foreign policy standing Thursday, saying he had tried for years as governor of Texas to increase security on the U.S.-Mexico border.
"I've been sounding the alarm on Washington for a long time now on the border security with Mexico," Perry said Thursday on CNBC. Perry will appear Friday on CNN's American Morning at 7 a.m. ET. He will unveil his energy plan later in the day from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.