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Trump, Cruz To Hold Joint Event Blasting Iran Nuclear Deal

GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz will headline a Capitol Hill rally next month against U.S. President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran.

Cruz aides said August 27 that the Texas senator extended an invitation to Trump, the Republican front-runner, to jointly host the event ahead of Congress' vote on the accord in mid-September.

“I think we’re going to do something next week or the week after about the Iran pact” in Washington, Trump said. “We’re going to have a tremendous crowd come out."

The event is sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, the Center for Security Policy, and the Zionist Organization of America.

Morton Klein, president of the Zionist group, said the rally is tentatively slated for September 9. He said he welcomed the attention Trump would bring to the issue.

“Anybody who’s in public life and opposed to the deal, it’s useful to have them speak out and oppose this catastrophe,” Klein said. “It’s not a bad deal, it’s a catastrophe."

Based on reporting by AP and Politico