Clinton’s poll day threat to Iran
Hillary Clinton has issued a stark warning to Iran, as Democrats in Pennsylvania vote to choose between her and Barack Obama to run for president.
She said the US would attack, and could “obliterate” Iran, if it launched a nuclear strike on Israel.
Mrs Clinton has been playing up foreign affairs and leadership as she tries to make up ground in the Democratic race.
She leads polls in Pennsylvania, the largest remaining state, but analysts say her hopes depend on a big victory.
In response, Mr Obama said: “Using words like ‘obliterate’ – it doesn’t actually produce good results, and so I’m not interested in sabre-rattling.”
He said only that Iran should know he would respond “forcefully” to an attack on any US ally.
Clinton: US would attack and “obliterate” Iran