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Cotton Statement on Iran Deal Recertification

July 18, 2017

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after the State Department recertified Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal:

"I disagree with this certification. Iran is not complying with the nuclear agreement, and granting Iran a full slate of sanctions relief is certainly not vital to U.S. national security. However, I welcome the new sanctions the Trump administration has issued against Iranian entities. As the Trump administration completes its Iran policy review, my hope is that this is a prelude to even tougher measures to push back against Iran's sponsorship of terrorism, pursuit of illicit weapons, and imperial ambitions."