Barack Obama says the United States will stand with Isreal in preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

But Obama says he thinks sanctions will make military action unnecessary and Iran is not all that close to completing a nuke.

That, somehow, doesn’t reassure Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio.

“It’s a little hard to know under the current administration,” he said in an interview with Greg Corombos of Radio America for WND. “They’re saying the right things. Whether they’ll do the right things remains to be seen.”

He said a nuclear armed Iran “not only poses a direct threat to Israel, but to our regional allies and the U.S. itself.”

It would be “only a matter of time … for them to strike the U.S. We all know far too well they are the largest supporter of terrorist organizations in the world.”

Chabot is chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia.

He said Iran will have a completed nuke in less than a year unless they are stopped and he does not believe sanctions are doing the job.

Chabot also believes Obama’s tougher stance may well be an effort to boost his re-election chances.

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