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Ron Paul’s policies on foreign policy issues

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Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Ron Paul votersNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations?

  Public statementsNo, and remove the U.N. headquarters from the U.S.

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

Do you support the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani?

  Public statementsNo, this could unnecessarily start another war in the Middle East

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists?

  Public statementsNo, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment


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Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Ron Paul votersNo, this is a violation of free speech

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Ron Paul votersNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Ron Paul votersNo, we should not give aid to any foreign nations

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should the U.S. conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?

  Public statementsNo, and I am not convinced that North Korea has or is capable of developing a long-range nuclear missile

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Public statementsNo, we should eliminate any opportunity for terrorists to enter the country

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Public statementsDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

Should the U.S. provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?

  Public statementsNo, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsDecrease, and we should not give foreign aid to any countries

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the U.S. send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS?

  Public statementsNo, we should stay out of this conflict

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Ron Paul votersNo, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists?

  Ron Paul votersNo, the military has no right to do so without a Congressional declaration of war

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba?

  Ron Paul votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS?

  Ron Paul votersNo, we should stay out of Middle Eastern conflicts

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia?

  Public statementsNo, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?

  Public statementsNo, and we should withdraw from NATO

Foreign Policy  ›  Iranian Protesters

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran?

  Ron Paul votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies?

  Ron Paul votersNo, and abolish the NSA

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

Should the U.S. sell military weapons to India in order to counter Chinese and Russian influence?

  Ron Paul votersNo, and we should not sell military weapons to any foreign country

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Party’s support baseNo