‘End charade, dismantle Iran nuclear deal completely,’ says Sen.Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, arrives for a closed door meeting for Senators on election security on Capitol Hill in Washington, on July 10, 2019. (AP)

Ted Cruz, Republican Senator from Texas, said that “it’s time to end the charade and dismantle the Iran nuclear deal completely.”

Senator Cruz issued the statement on Friday in response to reports that Iran will expand violation of the Obama-era nuclear deal by building prohibited centrifuges in which he noted: “Unfortunately, the international community seems loathe to respond. The deal was built to enable undetected Iranian cheating while incentivizing Europe to ignore whatever violations were found, and that’s exactly what happened.”

“The Nuclear Archives seized by Israel show that the Ayatollahs have always been cheating by secretly maintaining a warehouse filled with nuclear equipment and radioactive material. Just this week we learned Iran is refusing to answer the United Nation’s questions about that warehouse,” he added.

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Senator Cruz said President Trump should order his administration “to stop issuing civil nuclear waivers, which allow Iran to build up its nuclear program, including at their Fordow nuclear bunker, which they dug out of the side of a mountain to build nuclear weapons.”

Senator Cruz also urged Washington to go to the United Nations and “invoke our unilateral right to snap back from the deal and re-impose United Nations sanctions.”

“Otherwise, we will very soon face a reality in which all international sanctions have been permanently lifted against Iran, which would be a disaster for the security of Americans and our allies.”

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