Taking on President Obama directly regarding his position on allowing Iran to possess nuclear weapons but limiting their use, Romney said, "We must not delude ourselves into thinking that containment is an option. We must lead the effort to prevent Iran from building and possessing nuclear weapons capability. We should employ any and all measures to dissuade the Iranian regime from its nuclear course, and it is our fervent hope that diplomatic and economic measures will do so." Giving his tacit approval of a possible Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, Romney declared, "In the final analysis, of course, no option should be excluded. We recognize Israel's right to defend itself, and that it is right for America to stand with you."