Posted: Apr 02, 2022 12:01 AM
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Iran’s foreign minister has declared that the State Department’s designation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” – imposed by the Trump Administration in 2019 – must be lifted before Tehran agrees to come back into compliance with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, and the Biden Administration is contemplating agreeing to those terms. Not so fast, says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, speaking for those who oppose the deal.As the world’s attention is focused on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a different but no less critical foreign policy showdown is taking place in our nation’s capital. Its stakes are just as high as those of the conflict in Ukraine, for its outcome may determine whether or not Iran gets nuclear weapons. On one side is President Biden; on the other, Sen. Cruz.The Constitution of the United States vests the power to manage foreign policy firmly in the executive branch, but also gives the Senate significant power over its conduct. Cruz – who famously memorized the Constitution as a high school student – is counting on that …