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GOP lawmakers cite Ukraine crisis as reason to drop Iran deal

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WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Biden administration to walk away from negotiations with Iran over a nuclear deal, emphasizing that it would help Russian President Vladimir Putin by providing “a massive subsidy” to Russia as his military invades Ukraine.

“This Iran deal, if and when it is announced, will be a massive win for Vladimir Putin,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said at a news conference on Wednesday. “Putin will make billions in oil and gas transactions, in nuclear transactions and in weapons transactions.”

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