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Political Notebook

Paul says friendship could sway Iran

Representative Ron Paul of Texas said yesterday he would use friendship to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

With the International Atomic Energy Agency set to release a report this week suggesting that Iran is seeking to build a nuclear weapon, the Republican presidential candidate warned against overreaction, insisting that Iran is not a credible threat to the United States. “Iranians can’t make enough gasoline for themselves,’’ Paul said on “Fox News Sunday.’’ “For them to be a threat to us and to anyone in the region, I think it’s blown out of proportion.’’

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