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November 21, 2014
Contact: David Ray, 501-916-0286, david@tomcotton.com

Republican Senators-Elect Statement on Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Little Rock, Arkansas —

“One year ago, the Obama Administration bypassed Congress and brokered a dangerous and ill-advised deal with Iran over their nuclear program. Today, as Senators-elect and members of the new Majority party, we respectfully urge President Obama to ensure any long-term deal with Iran effectively eliminates their nuclear program and all future nuclear capabilities.  At a minimum, Iran must allow for the comprehensive inspection of suspected nuclear development sites and comply with the United Nations’ previously enacted limitations on their nuclear program.

“Given Iran’s history, and the fact that it continues to be the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism, we fear Iran is not negotiating in good faith. The United States has already rolled back $14 billion in sanctions and it seems we have little to show in return. If the Obama administration reaches a deal that we deem unacceptable, we will join our colleagues in the Senate to act to keep America safe.”


Senator-elect Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
Senator-elect Tom Cotton (R-AR)
Senator-elect Steve Daines (R-MT)
Senator-elect Joni Ernst (R-IA)
Senator-elect Cory Gardner (R-CO)
Senator-elect James Lankford (R-OK)
Senator-elect David Perdue (R-GA)
Senator-elect Mike Rounds (R-SD)
Senator-elect Ben Sasse (R-NE)
Senator-elect Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
Senator-elect Thom Tillis (R-NC)

About Tom Cotton

Tom Cotton is the Congressman for the Fourth District of Arkansas. Tom is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, an Army Ranger, and a Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge recipient. Tom is a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School and has worked as a business consultant at McKinsey & Co. A sixth-generation Arkansan, Tom lives in Dardanelle, where he grew up on his family's farm. For more information about Tom’s campaign, visit tomcotton.com.



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