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VIDEO: Rubio Discusses Middle East Policy

Rubio: "I think the loss of Assad is the ultimate sanction against Iran."

Senator Marco Rubio
Partial Transcript of Remarks at The Washington Institute on Near East Policy
February 27, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGDiyKAdD04 

Senator Marco Rubio: “We don’t have to give them weapons. I think they have plenty of weapons, quite frankly. What the opposition really needs is access to ammunition.  That’s a step that I’m prepared to advocate for, the provision of ammunition to resistance groups within Syria that we believe we can build a long-term dialogue with.  We should want the best-organized and best-equipped and most dominant groups in the opposition to be groups that are friendly to our national interests. ... We’re not talking about American troops on the ground, we’re not talking about U.S. air power, we’re not talking about sending American soldiers or even American trainers into Syria. … I think the loss of Assad is the ultimate sanction against Iran.”