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Cotton: Obama Should Worry About Iran, Not Letters

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Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) said that “rather than focus on how Republican Senators feel, I wish President Obama would share our focus [on] stopping Iran from getting a nuclear bomb” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

“Rather than focus on how Republican Senators feel, I wish President Obama would share our focus [on] stopping Iran from getting a nuclear bomb. The offer that he’s put on the table right now, according to his own words, is very dangerous. It would put a sunset on any deal, and it would allow Iran to have uranium enrichment capabilities , which means they’d have the first and most important step towards a nuclear bomb. he stated. And “I wish the president would stop worrying about our feelings and start worrying about stopping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. 46 other Republican Senators and I signed that letter because Iran’s leaders needed to get the message. In our constitutional system the president can negotiate deals, but if the Congress doesn’t approve the deal, the Congress doesn’t have to accept it, nor does a future president. And this is a very bad deal that the president is leading us into.”

Cotton also declared, “if you look at what Iran is doing right now without a nuclear [weapon], and with sanctions having frozen tens of billions of dollars that they cannot access, it just — sends a chill down your spine to think what they would do if they had a nuclear umbrella, and if they had all those billions of dollars freed up to continue supporting Hezbollah, to support Shiite militants in Yemen, to continue to support Shiite militants in Iraq, to continue their drive for regional hegemony.”

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