03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Giuliani: Iraq War Led Iran To Abandon Weapons Program

Speaking to thousands of supporters through an internet webcast Thursday evening, Rudy Giuliani, R-N.Y., warned that Iran remained a "substantial threat" and was one that the United States "must take very seriously."...

...The Republican national frontrunner said "if the National Intelligence Estimate is correct" then the pressure the United States put on countries like Iran worked.

'It worked in 2003 to get him to back off their nuclear program,' said Giuliani. 'And what happened in 2003? What big thing happened in 2003? We deposed Saddam Hussein. America showed massive military force in the country right next to Iran called Iraq.'

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