Ted Cruz: President Obama Paid For Iran’s Missiles Targeting U.S. Troops In Iraq
Senator Ted Cruz told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday that he believes the Iranian missiles that struck Iraqi bases housing American troops this week were “in a very real sense” paid for by money given to Iran during the Obama administration.
According to Fox News, the Texas Republican told Hannity that President Barack Obama wrongly sought to appease Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in an effort to ease tensions between the two countries.
Instead, Cruz said, Obama only empowered Iran.
"If you look at Iran policy, I think you've seen a dramatic shift [under President Trump]," he said. "Under Barack Obama, as you noted, the policy was appeasement. The policy under the disastrous Iran nuclear deal under Obama was to give over $100 billion to Iran."
"In a very real sense, the missiles that we saw fired on U.S. servicemen and women tonight were paid for by the billions the Obama administration flooded the ayatollah with," Cruz said. "If history teaches anything, it's don't give billions of dollars to people who hate you and want to kill you."