Paul told CNN’s “The Situation Room” host Wolf Blitzer that he would attempt to discourage the Israelis from preemptively attacking Iran to prevent them from obtaining a nuclear weapon. He cited a comments from Mossad chief Tamir Pardo, who said a nuclear Iran wouldn’t necessarily be an “existential threat”.

“No, if I had any say or if they asked me [for my] opinion, I would try to discourage them from doing it. Why start a war? You know? Besides, I’ve heard, you know the head of the Mossad say, even if the Iranians get a nuclear weapon they would not be an existential threat.”

“You don’t go to war over these kinds of things,” he continued. “I would try to use the foreign policy and military experts who say this would be a fallacy and use the people in Israel who are saying these things as well to show that people should stop and think before they start a war.”

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