Cotton Fires Back at Iran Official Outraged Over Sanctions, Says He’s Mad He Can’t ‘Spend His People’s Money’

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) fired back at an Iranian official who called the new sanctions on the country “hard-hitting” during an interview with Fox News on Monday.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted criticism about the sanctions that were placed in response to the country shooting down a drone in international waters.

The senator slammed the official’s comments, saying that he was only disappointed because he would not be able to benefit from his people’s money.

“Javad Zarif can tweet from Tehran all he wants because when he faces sanctions later this week, he is not going to be traveling to Europe, the United States to spend his people’s money in five-star restaurants anymore,” Cotton said.

He spoke out in support of President Donald Trump‘s strategy, saying that the U.S. is in a great place strategically:

“The president’s maximum pressure campaign has put Iran in the toughest strategic position they face in the 40 years since the revolution in 1979. For the first time, the United States has seized the strategic initiative, and you see Iran lashing out, whether it’s in these unprovoked attacks or the kind of comments that you’ve read from the foreign minister of Iran.”

According to the lawmaker, Iran will eventually agree to a deal once they realize that the American government will not let up.

“Eventually, Iran is going to get the picture that the United States is not going to tolerate not only an Iranian nuclear program but their campaign of terror throughout the Middle East and aggression against American partners,” Cotton said.

However, Cotton said that Iran must show its willingness to cooperate before the U.S. will work with the country.

“Only once they recognize that and they begin to act like a civilized nation will the United States even consider any kind of reciprocal commitments to Iran,” Cotton said.

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Patti Harrison
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Cry me a river!

Otis
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How different is this from what our Congress does?
Don’t get me wrong, I despise the Iraniac leadership.

Qaz Wiz
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Dummmmm-Da-Dum-Dum
Dummm-Da-dum-Dum-Dummmm!

Jay
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Jay

First thing first we need to send them a bill for the drone with interest. I think $250 million sounds fair and after they pay that bill and agree to stop all nuclear activity then we will give them some relief from sanctions. Until then bury these sand monkeys in the sand. Squeeze them until they start to go completely broke. Figure out how to cut there oil production down to almost nothing. They used to sell like 2 million barrels of oil a month, we need to get that number under 50k a month. Or less if possible.

Sidney Jolly
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Sidney Jolly

Lots of war hawks on this thread. How many plan to join the military if it comes to war with Iran?

Sidney Jolly
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Sidney Jolly

In 1940, US sanctions on oil exports to Japan gave them a choice: Knuckle under to US demands, or face economic collapse. Japan chose Option C: War.

Steve Parr
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Steve Parr

Awesome!! 👍

Darlene
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Darlene

Keep up the good work we are behind y’all all the way

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