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Senator: Congress will kill Iran deal

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) called the nuclear agreement with Iran a “terrible” deal that would pave the path for that country to get a nuclear weapon.

He also predicted the deal negotiated by the Obama administration would be sunk by Congress.

“The American people are going to repudiate this deal, and I believe Congress will kill the deal,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”.

{mosads}The freshman senator’s comments come after negotiators in Vienna reached an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.  

“This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring about real and meaningful change,” President Obama said in remarks just after 7 a.m. from the White House. “Change that makes our country and the world more safe and secure.”

Cotton, however, does not believe the deal is tough enough on Iran.

“When we started down this path, [Obama] said the goal was to dismantle Iran’s nuclear program,” he said.  “This leaves their nuclear program entirely intact. They can get a nuclear weapon if they violate the deal, as they’ve done with every agreement in the past, or they can get a nuclear weapon if they follow the deal in a mere 10 to 15 years.”

Cotton has been one of the toughest critics of the negotiations. Earlier this year, he spearheaded a letter signed by 47 GOP senators to Iran’s leaders that warned them a deal signed by Obama could be undone by a future GOP president.

Watch the video above to see the Senator’s comments.

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