National Security Experts Thank Tom Cotton, Colleagues for Taking Stand on Iran

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On Tuesday, the Center for Security Policy sent a thank you letter containing signatures from more than 150 security experts to Sen. Tom Cotton and the other 46 senators that sent an open letter to Iran’s leaders in regard to a nuclear deal between President Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei.

Cotton and 46 other senators sent a letter to the Ayatollah in the beginning of March, explaining that any nuclear deal reached by the president could be revoked by the next president or that it could be modified by Congress.

The letter from the Center for Security Policy, which was released in a press release, read in part:

"Given the chimerical nature of the so-called framework agreement—which is, at the moment, being characterized in wildly different ways by the various parties, raising profound uncertainty about the nature and extent of the commitments Iran is making, their actual value in preventing an Iranian nuclear weapons program, the timing and extent of sanctions relief, etc.—the need for congressional oversight, advice and consent concerning any accord that flows from that agreement can no longer responsibly be denied."

"It would be a serious affront to the Constitution and to the American people were an agreement of this potentially enormous strategic consequence not to be submitted for such action by the Congress.  Grievous insult would be added to injury should the United Nations Security Council instead be asked to approve it."

Among the signatures of the letter to Cotton where: the Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell, a former United States ambassador, multiple high-ranking military officials, as well as other national security experts.

Alyssa Canobbio   Email | Full Bio | RSS
Alyssa Canobbio is the War Room Director for the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, she worked as a Communications Associate for Americans for Tax Reform. Alyssa is originally from New Jersey and lives in Arlington, Virginia. In her free time she enjoys sailing, craft beer, and watching the Steelers and the Phillies. Her Twitter handle is @AlyssaEinDC. She can be reached at

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