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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Iran Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, condemned last night’s Iranian drone attack that left multiple U.S. soldiers dead and dozens injured.

Sen. Cruz said, “Heidi and I are praying for the families of the American warriors who were killed this weekend, and for the speedy and full recovery of the dozens who were injured.

“Joe Biden and Biden administration officials made a Day 1 decision not just to appease the Iranian regime, but indeed to enable the Ayatollah to attack Americans and American interests across the Middle East. They enriched the regime by suspending the enforcement of energy sanctions and looked the other way as Iran built a virtual nuclear arsenal.

“In recent months Iranian-directed proxies attacked Americans over 170 times across the Middle East, but the Biden administration limited any responses to those proxies. The Trump administration's liquidation of Qasem Soleimani had established deterrence by shattering the regime's confidence and signaling that the U.S. would not distinguish between the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its proxies. The administration restored the IRGC's immunity, collapsing that hard-won deterrence.

“These deliberate, explicit choices by Joe Biden and Biden officials directly led to this weekend's attack, and they should all be reversed immediately.”