Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday blasted the nuclear deal with Iran, saying it doesn’t sufficiently rein in Tehran’s nuclear program.
“According to the interim agreement regarding Iran’s 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 Iran’s 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.