Trump, Cruz join forces to slam Iran deal

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) is greeted on stage by fellow Republican candidate Ted Cruz before speaking at a rally against the Iran nuclear deal in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2015They are rivals on the campaign trail, but Republican presidential challengers Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz joined forces Wednesday at a rally denouncing the Iran nuclear deal being debated by the US Congress. Thousands of people converged on the West Lawn of the Capitol to hear the two Republican powerhouses and to protest President Barack Obama’s landmark accord with Iran, saying the international agreement could spell the death knell for Israel and threaten the lives of millions of Americans. Trump, the billionaire real estate tycoon and Republican frontrunner, blasted the “incompetently negotiated” deal and criticized Obama’s administration for failing to include the return of four Americans held in Iran as part of the negotiations.

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