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Cotton Statement on Ambassador Haley’s Speech at AEI

September 5, 2017

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's speech at the American Enterprise Institute:

"Ambassador Haley is right to warn that simply holding Iran to the nuclear deal is not enough to eliminate the threat it poses. The deal doesn't stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear-weapons capability; it all but paves the way to it. Living with a nuclear-armed North Korean regime whose main interest is its own preservation is dangerous enough. Living with a nuclear-armed Iranian regime whose main interest is the export of Islamist revolution and terrorist chaos would be catastrophic. The United States should lead an effort among free nations to deal squarely with the malicious designs of the ayatollahs. And a good first step would be an honest and sober decision from the president in October when the next congressional certification of the deal comes due."