Cruz: Time to begin undoing damage from Iran deal

Senator Ted Cruz condemns Iran's latest attack on Israel, calls for powerful sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Elad Benari,

Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday condemned Iran's latest attack on Israel.

“Last night Iran committed another act of war against our ally Israel, the second time the Iranians have done so in recent months. I stand with our democratic allies, who are under attack by our mutual enemies,” he said in a statement.

“The steady Iranian escalation again underscores the catastrophic consequences of Obama’s nuclear deal, which gifted Iran’s ‘Death to America’ regime with resources to wage war and gave the international community the incentive to look the other way at Iranian aggression. Now is the time to begin undoing the damage from the Iran deal with powerful sanctions targeting the regime,” added Cruz.

Iran’s Quds Force fired a barrage of 20 missiles towards Israeli posts in the Golan Heights on Wednesday night. In response, Israel attacked Iranian targets in Syria, with Russia’s defense ministry saying that 28 planes took part in the raids with a total of around 60 missiles fired.

Responding to Iran’s attack on the Golan Heights, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News, “Israel absolutely has a sovereign right to defend itself and we support them in whatever efforts they have in order to defend themselves.”

“Again, I think this activity and this action is just further demonstration that the Iranian regime cannot be trusted and another good reminder that the president made the right decision to get out of the Iran deal,” added Huckabee Sanders, in a reference to President Donald Trump’s announcement a day earlier that the U.S. was pulling out of the 2015 Iran deal and would reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

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