Rick Santorum said today that would be in favor of launching airstrikes against Iranian nuclear facilities.

“We will degrade those facilities through airstrikes, and make it very public that we are doing that,” Santorum said on “Meet the Press.”

Iran announced today that it had created the country’s first nuclear fuel rod, a key component in a reactor that can also be used to produce weapons grade uranium.

Several of the GOP candidates have expressed increased concerns over Iran’s nuclear program after the International Atomic Energy Agency released a report that says Iran is making progress.

The Obama administration hasn’t responded to Iran’s latest claim but it has already levied coordinated economic sanction against Iran.

Newt Gingrich is only other candidate in the race who has said he is would support bombing Iran, although he said he would only do it as a last resort and as part of a plan to replace the leadership in Iran.

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