Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) vowed to tear up the Iran nuclear deal on his first day in office and threatened to kill the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, if he's elected president.
The religious conservative crowd at the Values Voters summit lustily cheered his bloodthirsty comments during his appearance Friday morning at the annual event.
Cruz said he would "rip to shreds" the agreement approved by Congress, and he threatened to kill Iran's leader if he did not give up his nuclear ambitions.
"If the ayatollah doesn't understand that, we may have to help introduce him to the 72 virgins," Cruz said, as the audience cheered loudly.
The GOP presidential candidate also said if a jihadist tried to enter a U.S.military recruiting station, he would be greeted by the gun barrels of "a dozen Marines."
The conservative Christian audience again cheered enthusiastically.
Cruz opened his speech with a teleprompter joke and referred to President Barack Obama as "the world's most powerful communist."
He also suggested the Democratic debates should be held at the Leavenworth prison and joked that Obama should be incarcerated.
"If they can project a rainbow on the White House, maybe they can put bars on the windows," Cruz said.
Watch the entire speech posted online by Ted Cruz: