US Republican presidential rivals Donald Trump and Ted Cruz paired up Wednesday to blast the “incompetently negotiated” nuclear agreement with Iran that will cost "countless" American and Israeli lives. The two addressed several thousand people who had rallied outside the Capitol against the deal with Iran. The protest was sponsored by the Tea Party group and pro-Israel activists.
Inside the House, Congress discussed how to start its review of the deal for which the allotted 60 days end in a week, amid complaints that lawmakers had not been fully briefed by the president on its unpublished clauses.
Trump quoted the latest Khamenei tweet declaring that Israel “will not exist in 25 years.” Cruz said if he was elected, he would shred the agreement as his first task.
The Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton came out in support of the nuclear deal with Iran, but stressed the importance of inspections to verify Iran’s compliance.