Ted Cruz pushes measure to recover drone costs from frozen Iranian assets

Ted Cruz pushes measure to recover drone costs from frozen Iranian assets
Cruz speaks on the Senate floor. YouTube, Ted Cruz video

[Ed. – Hey, you saw that first right here at LU!  We applaud Senator Cruz for going forward with it.]

Congress is considering a new measure that would extract millions from frozen Iranian bank accounts in order to subsidize the cost of its recent downing of an American drone in the region, according to congressional sources and a copy of draft legislation viewed by the Free Beacon.

The measure, filed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) late Monday, would require the Trump administration to assess the exact cost of the drone, which could be anywhere from $120 million to $220 million, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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