Speaking Wednesday with host Sandra Smith on Fox Business, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Chairman Ron Paul praised President Barack Obama for opening relations with Cuba and Iran. Paul strongly criticizes in the interview Obama’s interventions overseas — mentioning Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and Afghanistan interventions in particular. Yet, Paul also comments that improving relations with Cuba and Iran are “the best things that Obama ever did.”
Paul compares Obama’s actions concerning Cuba and Iran to President Richard Nixon working to establish more peaceful relations with China, which Paul terms “fantastic.”
Paul concluded his discussion of the matter by expressing his desire that United States foreign policy operate consistently in the direction suggested by the move to improve relations with Cuba and Iran. Said Paul:
If friendship and trade is worthwhile and it leads to a more peaceful world, why don’t we do a lot more of it?
Watch the complete interview, in which Paul also discusses the US presidential race and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), here:
Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.