Ted Cruz On Iran Negotiation Extension: ‘Bad Deal Is Only Getting Worse With Time’

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Sen. Ted Cruz is taking the Obama administration to task for extending negotiations with Iran.

“The longer the Obama Administration stays at the negotiating table with Iran, the more concessions it makes,” Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee said in a statement.

Wednesday afternoon State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf announced that the negotiations would be extended into at least Thursday. They’ve already exceeding a March 31 deadline.

According to Cruz: “[e]nough is enough.” He lists a number of problems with the negotiations.

“We have recently learned Tehran is insisting on sanctions relief before IAEA inspectors are given full access to inspect potential military elements of the nuclear program; that Tehran will continue enrichment activities at military facilities; and that Tehran plans to retain its entire nuclear stockpile rather than relinquish any of it to outside countries,” he said.

Cruz continued, “And now the commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has reportedly said that ‘erasing Israel off the map’ is ‘nonnegotiable.’”

Overall, the 2016 contender concluded, the deal is getting the worse the longer the negotiations continue.

“The Obama Administration’s bad deal is only getting worse with time,” Cruz said. “Iran’s nuclear build-up profoundly endangers the security of America and our allies.”


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