Skip to comments.Ted Cruz criticizes Iran nuclear agreement
Posted on 11/24/2013 8:35:50 PM PST by SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday blasted the nuclear deal with Iran, saying it doesnt sufficiently rein in Tehrans nuclear program.
According to the interim agreement regarding Irans nuclear program that was reached this weekend in Geneva, not one centrifuge will be destroyed, the Texas Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate said in a statement. Not one pound of enriched uranium will leave Iran. Not one American unjustly detained in Irans notorious prisons will be released. But Iran will start to receive, in a matter of days, $7 billion in relief from international economics sanctions. The administration has gotten it backwards and it is time to reverse course before any further damage is done, Cruz added, saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was right to strongly criticize the compromise.
Several other potential Republican presidential candidates have been quiet so far about the interim deal reached over the weekend, though Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was also called it a mistake.
By allowing the Iranian regime to retain a sizable nuclear infrastructure, this agreement makes a nuclear Iran more likely, Rubio said in a statement Saturday night. There is now an even more urgent need for Congress to increase sanctions until Iran completely abandons its enrichment and reprocessing capabilities.
The six-month agreement reached in Geneva is designed to freeze the nuclear program in exchange for some relief from sanctions, though senators from both sides of the aisle have indicated that they will push ahead with new sanctions.
All the smiling embraces between diplomats after the interim deal was signed notwithstanding, Cruz said, the Iranian regime remains a brutal and oppressive dictatorship that pursues nuclear weapons for the purpose of dominating the Middle East and threatening America and our allies, notably Israel.
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Several other potential Republican presidential candidates have been quiet so far...
Hmmm. Maybe the White House E-mail server is down, so they're still waiting for their orders.
If you like your nukes, you can keep them. Period.
If you want to nuke Iran, you can nuke them, period.
It’s North Korea all over again.
“Give us billions and we promise to stop.”
And then they laugh all the way to the bank and before you know it, they later go ahead and successfully test the bomb.
Loving some Ted quotes in the early morning.
Let’s see if this latest “ObamaSellOut” raises any REAL concerns among our jewish friends....
Cruz another McCain war monger! Say it isn’t so.
Go stick your head in the political sand elsewhere.
Iran, with the bomb, which this fake agreement is all about, will unloose hell in the middle east and that hell will reach us as a result.
You Ron/Rand Paul types are completely ignorant where foreign policy is concerned.
Sorry. If you think the GOP needs another war monger running for President, remove me from your list.
What was achieved last night in Geneva is not an historic agreement; it is an historic mistake
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If that is what you want, I will.
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Sounds like Clinton’s deal with North Korea.
Yes remove me. I won’t support a war monger. Our country is in a economic mess from constant wars and nation building that our own country is falling apart. Defend America not the world.
Sorry I have appreciated your effort is locating someone other than stamped Wall Street Republican but Cruz has joined the chorus.
Yes, the clintons and obama want countries like Iran and North Korea to have nuclear power and both had their dupes to make it happen, carter, kerry and albright. The clintons are also for the destruction of America but the fascist hadn’t made enough gains by then to be as blatant about it as obama and the fasciocrats
Don’t let the door hit you on your way out. Good riddance!
Thanks for reply but I don’t put the dangers from Iran anywhere near the risk posed to this country from Russia and China. Just a short while ago we conjured up mushroom clouds in Iraq to get into a war that took out the enemy of Iran. This is just ‘whack a mole’ one country after after the other while Russia and China sit back and view our sinking.
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