Republican Sen. Tom Cotton discussed his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning.
Cotton is spending the week in Israel. In Jerusalem on Aug. 31, he and Netanyahu discussed the relationship between he United States and Israel, and the countries’ opposition to the Iran nuclear deal and its implications, Cotton’s office reported.
Cotton appeared on the “Morning Joe” from Tel Aviv on Sept. 1, where he discussed his meeting with Netanyahu.
“In my meetings with the both the Prime Minister and Defense Minister, we discussed the importance of continued U.S.-Israel cooperation — whatever happens with the vote in the Senate and the House later this month on the Iran deal because this won’t be the end of the story with Iran,” he said on the show.
“[Iran] will continue their regional aggression. And in the long term, they are going to continue their push for nuclear weapons. So between our two countries, we need increased intelligence and coordination and continued military assistance for Israel so they can help us on the front lines of freedom. We need to make it perfectly clear to Iran that the U.S.-Israel alliance is strong and will remain strong in the future.”
Watch a video of Cotton’s appearance:
In a statement, Cotton said, “There is no one better to discuss the impact of a nuclear Iran, both in the Middle East and in the world. Today’s meeting only reaffirms my opposition to this deal. I will stand with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel and work with my colleagues in Congress to stop this deal and to ensure that Israel has the means to defend itself against Iran and its terrorist surrogates.”
Last week, Cotton spoke about the Iran deal at the Political Animals Club in Little Rock. Read AMP‘s coverage here.