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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Obama Administration's $400 Million Ransom Payment to Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement after reports surfaced outlining the Obama administration’s payment of $400 million in exchange for three Americans held in Tehran in January:

“The revelation that the Obama administration ransomed the three Americans being unjustly detained by the Islamic Republic of Iran with $400 million in cash is only the most recent piece of evidence that the so-called nuclear deal with the mullahs is fundamentally illegitimate. It is nothing but a series of bribes and secret agreements that will do nothing to prevent Iran from reaching nuclear capability, yet will provide funding for their sponsorship of terrorism and encourage them to detain more of our citizens.  This ‘deal’ should be ripped to shreds immediately before more damage is done.” 


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