Ted Cruz: Securing the Freedom of Imprisoned Americans in Iran Should Be Top Priority

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has introduced companion legislation to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s bipartisan resolution calling for Iran to immediately and unconditionally release U.S. citizens and permanent legal residents “unjustly detained for political purposes.”

According to Cruz’s press release, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has detained and imprisoned “several U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents in order to extract political and financial concessions from our country.”