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Biden Fires Back at Ryan on Iran Criticism

Vice president says sanctions in place are crippling and nuclear weapons threat is far away.
3:00 | 10/11/12

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Imagine had we let the Republican congress work -- the sanctions. -- any possibility. The entire world would have joined us Russia and China. All of our allies is in the most crippling sanctions history -- sanctions period. Period. When governor -- asked about it he said we gotta keep the sanctions. When you say we are talking about doing what what are you you're gonna go to war is that what you wanna do to prevent or Arab and -- it is how to gonna prevent war. I informant word they say -- there's nothing more that we that they say we should do and what we've already done number one and number two. With regard to the ability of the United States to take action militarily. It is it is not my purview to talk about -- information but we feel quite confident. We could deal a serious blows to the injuries. But number two. Iranians are the Israelis in the United States our military and intelligence communities are absolutely the same exact place. In terms of how close how close the Iranians are to getting -- nuclear weapons. They are a good way away there's no difference between our view and there's. When my friend talks about fissile material they have to take this highly enriched uranium get a from 20%. Up. Then they have to be able to have something to put it and there is no weapon that the Iranians -- at this point. Both Israelis and we know we don't know if they start the process of building -- so all this bluster I keep hearing all this loose talk. What. To be more credible -- what what more can the president do stand before the United Nations tell the whole world directly communicate to the actual. We will not let them acquire a nuclear weapon. Period less she's talking about going to war.

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