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Candidate Positions on Iran

The following positions reflect those used for each candidate in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidates; public statements, Web sites, and responses to Minnesota Public Radio questionnaires. In some cases, candidiates have failed to respond to inquiries, and their position is noted as "No known opinion."

Question: Do you believe there should be a military option for the U.S., to prevent Iran from developing or possessing nuclear weapons?
Michael CumminsMichael Cummins ANSWER OPTION: It has to be on the table, not excited about going in.

Jim OberstarJim Oberstar ANSWER OPTION: While the United Services should preserve a military option to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapon capability, it is imperative for our nation to exercise greater diplomatic efforts directly with Iran and in concert with our European and Middle Eastern allies.