Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) has offered a new response to Iran's nuclear ambitions, pledging that as president she would extend the U.S. nuclear 'security umbrella' to Arab allies, on the condition that they give up any interest in developing or acquiring nuclear weapons. Clinton's staff declined to specify how the proposal would work or how it was developed. In earlier statements and writings on Iran, she emphasized Iran's threat to Israel and the United States, and she also raised the possibility of talking to Tehran.
SOURCE: Staff reports | The Washington Post - May 04, 2008
Analysts Divided on Clinton's Arab Defense Plan Article | Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) has ratcheted up her rhetoric against Iran, pledging recently to extend U.S. nuclear protection to friendly Arab nations against Iran's nuclear ambitions and asserting that if Tehran considers attacking Israel, "we would be able to totally obliterate them."