U.S. senator and Iran foreign minister face off on Twitter




 
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May 1st, 2015  
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Topic: U.S. senator and Iran foreign minister face off on Twitter


By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amid heated debate over Iran policy in the U.S. Senate, one of the leading congressional critics of the international negotiations with Tehran squared off with the country's foreign minister on Twitter. U.S. Senator Tom Cotton used the social media service to challenge Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to come to Washington for a debate on Iran's "record of tyranny, treachery and terror" after Zarif mentioned Cotton in remarks at New York Univesity on Wednesday. Zarif said sanctions would be lifted if there is an international agreement on Iran's nuclear program "whether Sen. Cotton likes it or not." Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, also upped the ante with a jab at the Iranian, saying that Zarif "hid" in the United States during his country's war with Iraq in the 1980s.




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