Tom Cotton Defies Obama: ‘I Believe That Congress Will Kill The Deal’

German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (C) and US Secretary of State John Kerry talk prior to the last plenary session at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal, capping …
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) denounced the Iranian nuclear deal hailed by President Obama early Tuesday morning, calling it a mistake.

“This proposed deal is a terrible dangerous mistake that’s going to pave the path for Iran to get a nuclear weapon while giving them tens of billions of dollars of sanctions relief,” he said in an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Cotton, a freshman senator, has made his opposition to the deal the center of his emerging political career.

He described Iran as an “outlaw, terrorist sponsoring, anti-American regime” and criticized the deal for leaving its nuclear program intact.

Cotton appeared confident that Congress would oppose the deal, once the full details of the deal were released, exposing key provisions such as lifting the arms embargo on Iran, and the weakness of requirements of nuclear inspections.

“The American people will repudiate this and I believe Congress will kill the deal,” he stated.