8 October 2012, 20:52

Romney: Obama 'has failed to lead in Syria'

Romney: Obama 'has failed to lead in Syria'

President Barack Obama has "failed to lead in Syria" and increased the threat of instability in a Middle East clamoring for US leadership, White House hopeful Mitt Romney said Monday.

"The president has failed to lead in Syria, where more than 30,000 men, women, and children have been massacred by the Assad regime over the past 20 months," and rebels do not have the necessary weapons to battle President Bashar al-Assad's troops, Romney said in a major foreign policy speech.

Romney vows 'no flexibility' with Putin on missile defense

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney threw down the gauntlet to Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Monday, saying that if elected president he would show 'no flexibility' on missile defense.

"I will implement effective missile defenses to protect against threats. And on this, there will be no flexibility with Vladimir Putin," Romney said in a major foreign policy in Virginia four weeks out from election day.

AFP

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