Sen. Cruz Condemns Biden Administration for Dismantling Iran Sanctions, Allowing Ayatollah To Build Up Nuclear Program

As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I recently condemned the Biden administration’s decision to restore civil nuclear waivers for international nuclear cooperation with Iran:

“At a time when Iran is targeting the United States and our allies across the Middle East, the Biden administration is dismantling sanctions to allow them to build up their nuclear program. Along with unfreezing billions of dollars and looking the other way at Iranian sanctions-busting, restoring civil nuclear waivers for Iran is just one more step the Biden administration is taking toward reviving a weaker version of the catastrophic Obama-Iran nuclear deal.

“President Biden and his officials are also declaring for themselves the ability to ignore requirements written into law mandating that Congress has the opportunity to review and reject their reckless concessions to Iran. This attempt to usurp power from Congress will be met with a sustained and aggressive response.

“The Ayatollah exploits these civil nuclear waivers to build up Iran’s nuclear program with the express intention of eventually developing nuclear weapons to inflict destruction on America and our allies. When he chants ‘Death to Israel’ and ‘Death to America,’ he means it. President Trump rightly ended these waivers, and now the Biden administration is resurrecting them. It’s unconscionable, and we need to end these waivers once and for all.”


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