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GOP Rep. Southerland warns Iran: 'We will support our ally' Israel

Southerland was making the case for why the United States must stand by Israel amid escalating tensions with Iran and worries about that country’s nuclear program. Many U.S. lawmakers believe Iran’s nuclear ambitions are aimed at building a bomb that could be used against Israel.

“I would have to say to (Iranian President Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad that we will support our ally,” Southerland said in an interview with Florida political website The Shark Tank.

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