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Cotton Presents Arguments Against the Iran Deal to President Obama

July 27, 2015
Washington, D.C.Senator Tom Cotton today released the following statement to present the best arguments against the Iran deal to President Obama: 

"President Obama's statement is deeply concerning.  In my discussions with the IAEA, partner nations' diplomats, and officials of the Obama Administration, none have ever denied that the Iran deal involves tradeoffs, judgment calls on policy, and fraught issues of fact over which reasonable people can and do differ.   This deal will release $150 billion to the Iranian regime that the administration has conceded may go toward financing terrorism.  It will grant Iran an unfettered nuclear weapons capability within 10 to 15 years.  And there are secret side deals to the agreement that Congress and the American people will never be able to review.  That the president denies that there is even a reasonable debate on these and other issues demonstrates that he either is not paying attention or has moved from the realm of serious policymaking into the realm of irresponsible politicking."