Washington, Apr 2 : US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has said Barack Obama’s comments that Russian President Dmitri Medvedev would have ‘more flexibility’ to negotiate on nuclear arms after winning the 2012 election, should be a sign of concern for allies, including Israel.
“People have to worry about when a president who has already proven he is a radical says to a Russian president, ‘Give me some space so I can get re-elected because then I''ll have real flexibility’ - you have to wonder,” Gingrich said during an interview with CBS News.
“You also have to ask yourself how many foreign leaders has he said that to without an open mic. How many other countries are counting on Barack Obama to be, quote, flexible after the election?” he added.
Gingrich also referred to a previous open mic comment when French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Obama were heard complaining about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“I would be a little worried and I want to know, what he is going to be like after the election? If you look at his policy, he will be more radical,” the former House Speaker said.
When asked whether he would support former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney to win the nomination, Gingrich said he would ‘do everything that I can do to elect him.’
“I believe he (Obama) is so radical, and I believe his policies are so dangerous to the United States that I am determined to do everything that I can to help defeat Barack Obama, and there''s no question in my mind that Mitt Romney would be a dramatically better president.” Gingrich added. (ANI)