Sen. Ted Cruz, a man who has proven time and time again that he is absolutely, 100 percent a friend of the nation of Israel, has once again put his money where his mouth is by introducing a new amendment that would help offer some much needed protection for the Jewish nation.
The amendment would bring Iran’s civil-nuclear waivers to an end. Let’s hope he can get enough support in the halls of Congress to take this proposal and make it a reality.
via The Daily Wire:
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Now, Cruz has a new proposed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would codify this termination of Iran’s civil-nuclear waivers into law. The proposed amendment, a copy of which The Daily Wire has also obtained, would formally amend the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 to end waivers and finally impose sanctions on Iran’s “civil” nuclear sector.
This is common sense policy, pure and simple. Iran, which has one of the world’s largest oil reserves, has no need whatsoever for a “civil” nuclear program. Instead, it is far more likely that the “civil” program is being used to hoodwink and bamboozle easily duped Westerners into inadvertently supporting the terrorist regime’s nuclear weapon ambitions.
“Sen. Cruz believes that it’s long past time to fully tear up the catastrophic Obama Iran nuclear deal, including by making Iran’s nuclear program off-limits to the international community through the sector-based designation described in his amendment,” a Cruz spokesman told The Daily Wire. “He has also called upon the Trump administration to take steps that would reinforce this measure, including ending civil-nuclear waivers that allow Iran to build up its program and invoking the snapback provision in United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 to restore international sanctions.”
It seems, at this point, that the chances of this amendment making it into the NDAA are not that great, but nonetheless, it’s a move that other conservatives ought to be applauding and getting behind.
After all, with Israel being one of our biggest friends and allies in a region of the world that seems to hate our guts with a rage that burns hotter than a thousand suns, we need to make sure they know we have their backs.
Also, nuclear weapons in the hand of a country that is a haven for radical Islamic terrorist groups is bad news for the whole world. We simply cannot allow these folks to get their hands on these sorts of weapons. The damage they could do would be catastrophic.