Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal will make the Obama administration “the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism.”
Cruz, appearing alongside Donald Trump a a rally near the Capitol, further argued that the nuclear deal will “facilitate and accelerate the nation of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons” and that will pose a threat to the “safety and security of America.” (RELATED: Trump, Cruz Lead Rally Opposing Iran Nuke Deal)
Ted Cruz: The Obama administration will become quite literally the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism. If it goes through, over $100 billion will flow directly to Iran, to the Ayatollah Khamenei, and billions of those dollars will go directly to Hamas, to Hezbollah, to the Houthis, to radical Islamic terrorists across the world, and those jihadists will use those billions to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans. The second consequence of this catastrophic deal is that it abandons four American hostages in an Iranian hell hole, including Pastor Saeed Abedini, an American citizen, a Christian pastor, sentenced to eight years in prison for the crime of preaching the gospel. Including former Marine, Amir Hekmati, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, including Bob Levinson. It is a disgrace for this administration to abandon Americans in Iranian hell holes. But the third consequence of this deal going through, if it does, is that it will facilitate and accelerate the nation of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. There is no greater threat to the safety and security of America. There is no greater threat to the safety and security of Israel than a nuclear Iran. I agree with Prime Minister Netanyahu that a nuclear Iran poses an existential threat to the nation of Israel.