Cruz (R-Texas) at a meeting of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, or JINSA, said Tuesday that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appears confident that "there is no credible deterrence from the United States" to prevent the Islamic Republic from progress in its nuclear development.
"That means that if they keep going forward, I think if it comes down to it, I have real confidence that the nation of Israel will act to preserve her national security, even if this administration will not act first. And that could happen sooner rather than later — that could happen in a matter of months," he told JINSA's Spring National Leadership Meeting in Washington, according to the Daily Caller, the only media present at the meeting.
Cruz met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel in May.
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