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Cotton Statement on Potential Sale of THAAD System to Saudi Arabia

October 6, 2017

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt Tabler (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the approved sale by the U.S. State Department of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) System to Saudi Arabia:

"This is just the kind of move we need to box in Iran's imperial aggression. It also will draw upon the talents and work ethic of the people of Camden, Arkansas, where key components of the THAAD system are made. These patriotic Americans will once again do their part in protecting our country and the world from a reckless, brutal regime. This will strengthen the economic ties between us and our ally, as well as strengthen economic growth right here at home. I applaud the State Department's decision, and it comes not a moment too soon."