Though he has yet to formally announce his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday that as president he would void any deal President Barack Obama makes with Iran if it allows the country to continue uranium enrichment.
His answer was clear when asked if he would reject that deal as president: “Absolutely. Day one.”
“The concept of a nuclear Iran is not only problematic for Iran and certainly for Israel, but it opens the doors,” he added. “I mean, the Saudis are next, you’re going to have plenty of others in the region. … There is no love lost between the Saudis and the Iranians. And so they are going to want to have a nuclear weapon if the Iranians have a nuclear weapon. This is something that just escalates before our eyes.”
Walker also said the fact that the Obama administration went into negotiations with Iran “conceding that they are going to allow enrichment to go forwards” indicates the administration doesn’t share his same concerns about a nuclear Iran.
“A nuclear Iran is a problem for the entire world, not just for Israel,” the governor concluded.
Listen to the segment via “The Hugh Hewitt Show” below: