Cruz ties Bill Clinton to North Korea nuke test
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Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle Trump administration grants funding extension for Texas testing sites Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down MORE is blaming former President Clinton's policies for North Korea allegedly carrying out its first successful test of a hydrogen bomb. 

"It’s worth remembering, North Korea was able to obtain nuclear weapons because of an agreement negotiated by the Clinton administration," the Texas senator said in a Wednesday statement. "The Clinton administration led the world in relaxing sanctions against North Korea."
The North Korean government announced Wednesday morning that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. While the White House has disputed that claim, if true, it would violate United Nations Security Council resolutions and mark an advancement in the country's nuclear abilities. 
The foreign policy scuffle comes as the former president is expected to stump for his wife's White House campaign in Iowa on Thursday. 
Cruz, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, sought to link President Obama to the Clintons while speaking in Iowa, citing the "Clinton-Obama-Clinton foreign policy." 
Cruz said that while North Korea potentially testing a hydrogen bomb is dangerous, the negative impacts of the Iran nuclear deal under a potential Hillary Clinton administration would be significantly worse. 
"If Hillary Clinton is elected president we will see a nuclear test from Iran," he told reporters. "The test may be in the skies of a populated city, whether Tel Aviv or New York or Los Angeles."