Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said, if elected, she would impose penalties on Iran for even small violations of the nuclear deal and would take military action if Tehran tried to obtain a nuclear weapon.
"We should anticipate that Iran will test the next president. They'll want to see how far they can bend the rules," former Secretary of State Clinton said Wednesday in a speech at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank.
"I'll hold the line against Iranian noncompliance. That means penalties even for small violations," she said.
Speaking in defense of the deal negotiated by the Obama administration and five other world powers, she said she would warn Iran: "The United States will never allow you to acquire a nuclear weapon." READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA WEBSITE