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Cotton Statement on Two-Year Anniversary of Iran Deal

July 14, 2017

ContactCaroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the two-year anniversary of the Iran deal:

"The Iran deal was a foolish mistake from the very start, and it certainly hasn't improved with age. Tehran has repeatedly violated the terms of the deal by operating too many advanced centrifuges, exceeding limits on heavy-water stocks, and refusing to grant inspectors access to nuclear-research and military facilities. Continuing sanctions relief for such a recalcitrant regime is directly against our national interest. The State Department should decline to certify that Iran is in compliance with the JCPOA and hold the regime accountable for its double-dealing."