They [the Iranians]have taken heed of the red line that I sketched out at the U.N. They’re still approaching it and they’re approaching it after the Iranian elections. They’re building ICBMs to reach the American mainland within a few years. They’re pursuing an alternate route of plutonium, that is enriched uranium to build a nuclear bomb. One route, plutonium. Another route, ICBMs, intercontinental ballistic missiles to reach you. They don’t need these missiles to reach us, they already have missiles that can reach us. They’re doing that after the election. So they haven’t yet reached it but they’re getting closer to it. And they have to be stopped.
Because the Iranians are now targeting our mainland too, it is our job to “make it clear to Iran that they won’t get away with it.
…they have to know that you’ll be prepared to take military action. That’s the only thing that will get their attention, to take military action. That’s the only thing that will get their attention.