Sen. Tom Cotton on the US turning up the heat on Iran

Sen. Tom Cotton on the US turning up the heat on Iran


>>Trace: LIFE FOR US AT THE PENTAGON.>>Sandra: THIS MORNING, REPUBLICAN SENATOR, HE IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK “SACRED DUTY.” SENATOR, GOOD MORNING. GREAT TO HAVE YOU IN “AMERICA’S NEWSROOM” THIS MORNING.>>THANK YOU.>>Sandra: SO IS THE PRESSURE THAT WE ARE PUTTING ON IRAN WORKING?>>YES, IT IS. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE UNITED STATES HAS THE STRATEGIC INITIATIVE AGAINST A TEHRAN. WE HAVE IMPOSED CRUSHING SANCTIONS ON THEM AS PRESIDENT TRUMP WITHDREW FROM THE NUCLEAR DEAL. IT HAS RUN THEIR ECONOMY INTO A RECESSION, AND WITH THE NEW OIL SANCTIONS AS WELL AS THE NEW ONES THAT WERE ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY, THEY COULD BE HEADING INTO A DEPRESSION. THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THEY WERE LASHING OUT. THEY KNOW THAT TIME IS NOT ON THEIR SIDE, AND WE HAVE A STRONG AND GROWING COALITION TO COUNTERACT THEIR CAMPAIGN OF TERROR ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST AS WELL AS THEIR IMPERIAL AMBITIONS.>>Sandra: WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? IN RESPONSE TO THESE ADDITIONAL SANCTIONS, THEY SAY THAT THE DOOR TO DIPLOMACY HAS CLOSED.>>THEY MAY SAY THAT, SANDRA, BUT ULTIMATELY, IRAN IS BUT ULTIMATELY, IRAN SS BUT ULTIMATELY, IRAN STOMACH FACING FEWER AND FEWER CHOICES. THEY HAVE A LOT OF MOUTHS TO FEED FOR SUPPORTING TERRORIST GROUPS. OR REBELS TRYING TO GAIN POWER IN YEMEN. GIVEN ALL THE MONEY THAT THEY LOST OVER THE LAST 13 MONTHS, THEY FACE FEWER AND FEWER GOOD CHOICES. THE POINT OF THE SANCTIONS ALL ALONG HAS BEEN NOT JUST TO GET BETTER NUCLEAR DEAL, WHICH CUTS OFF THEIR PASS TO A NUCLEAR WEAPON FOREVER, BUT ALSO TO STOP THEIR CAMPAIGN OF TERROR THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST.>>Trace: THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. I WANT TO PLAY THE SOUND BITE FOR YOU ABOUT STARTING A DIALOGUE WITH WASHINGTON.>>YOU CANNOT START A DIALOGUE WITH SOMEBODY WHO IS THREATENING YOU, WHO IS INTIMIDATING YOU. HOW CAN WE START A DIALOGUE WITH SOMEBODY WHOSE PRIMARY PREOCCUPATION IS TO PUT MORE SANCTIONS ON IRAN?>>Trace: YOU HAVE THE IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER THING DIPLOMACY IS DEAD, AND YOU HAVE JOHN BOLTON SAYING THAT THEY JUST NEED TO WALK THROUGH THAT DOOR. THEN YOU HAVE THE IRANIAN PRESIDENT SAYING WE COULD IF THEY WOULD LIFT THE SANCTIONS. THEY ARE NOT IN A VERY GOOD POSITION TO NEGOTIATE RIGHT NOW. SPEAK ABOUT THE WHOLE POINT OF THE MAXIMUM PRESSURE CAMPAIGN. THEY ARE IN ONE OF THE WEAKEST POSITIONS THAT THEY HAVE FACED. THE MAXIMUM PRESSURE CAMPAIGN HAS BROUGHT THEM TO THE PRECIPICE OF A DEPRESSION. THAT’S THE WAY THAT YOU GET NEGOTIATING LEVERAGE GOING INTO ANY KIND OF DIPLOMATIC NEGOTIATION. THEY MAY SAY THINGS NOW, LIKE YOU CAN’T NEGOTIATE WITH SOMEONE WHO IS PUTTING SANCTIONS ON YOU, BUT HISTORY AND MALIGN SO STATEMENTS, AND COMMON SENSE SAYS THAT THEY ARE FACING A TIGHTER AND TIGHTER SET OF BOUNDARIES, AS IT COULD CRUSH THEIR ECONOMY.>>Sandra: HE WRITES “THE KEY TO THE PRESIDENTIAL POLICY IS THAT HIS NOSE FOR POWER TELLS HIM THAT IRAN IS WEAKER, AND THE U.S. IS STRONGER THAN THEY BELIEVE. WHAT MR. TRUMP WANTS IS A DEAL WITH IRAN THAT MATCHES HIS SENSE OF THE RELATIVE POWER OF THE TWO COUNTRIES.” HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THOSE WHO CRITICIZE THE PRESIDENT HERE AND PERHAPS INTERPRETED THAT AS WEAKNESS?>>WELL, HE IS RIGHT. THE UNITED STATES HAS MUCH MORE POWER THAN IRAN DOES. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE. WE ARE THE WORLD SUPERPOWER, BUT IT IS ESPECIALLY THE CASE OVER THESE LAST 13 MONTHS, AS THE SANCTIONS HAVE TAKEN HOLD, AND AS THE UNITED STATES CONTINUES TO GROW OUR PRODUCTION OF OIL AND GAS. THERE IS CERTAINLY NO DOUBT THAT WE ARE NEGOTIATING FROM A POSITION OF STRENGTH. THOSE WHO SAY THE PRESIDENT MADE A MISTAKE LAST WEEK WHEN HE DID NOT TAKE MILITARY ACTION FOR THE SHOOTDOWN OF AN AMERICAN AIRCRAFT, I WOULD SAY TO READ HIS WORDS OVER THE WEEKEND. THEY SHOULD NOT MISTAKE RESTRAINT FOR WEAKNESS. IF IRAN WERE TO ATTACK A NAVAL SHIP, OR CERTAINLY HARM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, I THINK HIS TERM WAS THEY WOULD BE “OBLITERATED.”>>Trace: THERE WAS CONVERSATION LAST NIGHT BETWEEN RAND PAUL AND MARTHA MacCALLUM ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THE UNITED STATES SHOULD HAVE PULLED OUT OF THE IRANIAN DEAL. I WANT TO PLAY THIS FOR YOU.>>BECAUSE WE PULLED OUT OF AN AGREEMENT THAT IRAN WAS ACTUALLY ADHERING TO. WE ARE NOT ACTING IN A GOOD-FAITH MANNER.>>YOU BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD CONCEDE IN THAT AGREEMENT?>>I DIDN’T AGREE WITH THE FACT THAT WE GIVE UP THE MONEY EARLY. THE PROBLEM IS THAT WAS ALREADY DONE. WE GAVE IT UP TOO EASILY, BUT NOW THAT IT’S GONE, WE HAVE NO OTHER CARROTS.>>WE HAVE OTHER TOOLS AT OUR DISPOSAL. IS NOT A FAIR ASSESSMENT?>>WELL, THEY HAVE BEEN PRETTY EFFECTIVE OVER THE LAST 13 MONTHS SINCE WE WITHDREW FROM THE NUCLEAR DEAL. TERRIBLY FLAWED DEAL. NOT JUST BECAUSE IT LETS BEFORE BECOME A NUCLEAR POWER IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, BUT BECAUSE I DIDN’T ADDRESS THE CAMPAIGN OF TERROR AND REGIONAL AGGRESSION AGAINST MANY OF OUR KEY PARTNERS. AS THE PRESIDENT SAID, HE STANDS READY TO NEGOTIATE A MUCH BETTER NUCLEAR DEAL IF IRAN WILL CERTAINLY PULL IN. WE ARE NOT ASKING IRAN FOR MUCH. WE ARE ASKING THEM TO BEHAVE LIKE A NORMAL CIVILIZED NATION, TO QUIT SUPPLYING MISSIONS THAT ARE SHOT INTO THIS TERRITORY AND OVERGROW THESE NATIONS. SHIPPING ON THE HIGH SEAS. THOSE ARE RELATIVELY SIMPLE THINGS TO ASK.>>Sandra: BEFORE WE MOVE ON, WHAT IS YOUR LEVEL OF OPTIMISM THAT THE UNITED STATES WILL BE ABLE TO DECREASE TENSIONS WITH IRAN AND THAT SOME TYPE OF DEAL WILL BE ABLE TO BE REACHED?>>I THINK A HEALTHY SKEPTICISM IS WARRANTED WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH THESE ENEMIES NOW FOR 40 YEARS. IT IS NOT THE U.S. INCREASING THESE TENSIONS. IT IS IRAN, CLEARLY TRYING TO INCREASE TENSION BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC STRAITJACKET THAT WE HAVE PLACED ON THEM.>>Sandra: BRING IT BACK HERE TO OUR SOUTHERN BORDER, AS TALKS OVER IMMIGRATION, WHAT TO DO NEXT, STEMMING THE FLOW OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. MEXICO HAS NOW DEPLOYED 15,000 FORCES TO THEIR NORTH TO HELP STEM THE FLOW OF THAT MIGRATION OVER THEIR BORDERS. MEXICO FOLLOWING THROUGH. KEEPING THEIR PROMISE. MEXICO CONTINUES TO DO MORE TO SECURE OUR BORDER. IT IS TIME FOR THEM TO STEP UP. YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE CURRENT SITUATION AT OUR BORDER?>>WELL, FIRST, THE MONEY THAT CONGRESS MAY PROVIDE FOR MORE BEDS ON OUR BORDERS OR MORE JUDGES TO PROCESS THE CLAIMS OF ASYLUM, ALL OF WHICH ARE BOGUS, THE WAY TO PREVENT THE CRISIS YOU SEE IS TO PREVENT CENTRAL AMERICANS FROM COMING TO OUR BORDER IN THE FIRST PLACE. I HAVE TO COMMEND THE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO FOR THE DEAL THAT WE STRUCK WITH MEXICO. USING SOME PRESSURE AS WELL TO GET THOSE TROOPS IN MEXICO UP TO THEIR NORTHERN BORDER AS WELL AS MEXICO SOUTHERN BORDER BECAUSE THEY CAN STOP THE FLOW OF CENTRAL AMERICANS INTO THEIR COUNTRY. THAT IS MUCH FARTHER AWAY THAN IT IS TO STOP THEM GETTING ACROSS OUR BORDER WITH MEXICO. THAT IS THE EQUIVALENT OF TRYING TO STOP DRIVING FOOTBALL ON THE GOAL LINE. STOPPING THEM ON MEXICO SOUTHERN BORDER IS LIKE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FIELD. THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION TO THIS CRISIS.>>Trace: I DON’T THINK PEOPLE HAVE UNDERSTOOD ENOUGH THAT MEXICO DOES NOT WANT TO DO THIS. THEY SENT 6,500 TROOPS WITH GUATEMALA AND BELIZE, AND NOW 15,000 TROOPS TO THE NORTH. MEXICO IS VERY VERSED IN DOING THIS KIND OF STUFF, IT IS A TESTAMENT TO THE FACT THAT THEY FEEL LIKE THEIR FEET WERE PUT TO THE FIRE. NOW THEY ARE COMPLYING.>>THAT’S RIGHT. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT MEXICO HAS DONE IN THE PAST. A FEW WEEKS AGO, HE SAID THAT HE WOULD IMPOSE TARIFFS ON MEXICO AND GRADUALLY INCREASE THEM IF MEXICO DIDN’T LIVE UP TO ITS OBLIGATIONS AS OUR NEIGHBOR TO THE SOUTH TO HELP US CONTROL THE FLOW OF CENTRAL AMERICANS THROUGH ITS COUNTRY, GETTING TO OUR BORDER. BECAUSE OF THE NEGOTIATIONS, THE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY POMPEO ENGAGED IN, WE HAVE SEEN MEXICO FINALLY TAKE SOME REAL STEPS TO TRY TO DEFEND THEIR OWN SOVEREIGNTY, WHICH IS THE MEANS TO PROTECTING OUR SOVEREIGNTY AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER.>>Sandra: WHAT IMPACT DOES THE THREAT OF TARIFFS HAVE ON THE SITUATION?>>I DON’T THINK YOU CAN DENY THE IMPACT. MEXICO IS AND HIDE LEVEL DELEGATION. WITHIN A MATTER OF DAYS, NOT JUST THESE TROOP DEPLOYMENTS, BUT ALSO TRYING TO KEEP MORE OF THESE MIGRANTS IN MEXICO AS THEY PROCESS THEIR CLAIMS OF ASYLUM. MOSTLY BOGUS. IT NOW YOU’RE SEEING THEM DELIVER ON THOSE PROMISES BECAUSE THE THREAT OF TARIFFS.>>Sandra: THEY HAD A PERIOD OF 45 DAYS TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON THAT. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE MOVING IN

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100 thoughts on “Sen. Tom Cotton on the US turning up the heat on Iran”

  • Jay ThColonel says:

    I think we should give some of our nukes to Iran if they want nukes so badly we can send a few of them to them.

  • David McClellan says:

    Iran is not going to act like a civilized nation because of the belief system that rules there. That belief system has never been one that you could associate with being civil or humane. In fact, it's impossible for such a ruthless legalistic system to ever be humane or "civilized."

  • Hudson Keelin says:

    On the flow through the Mexican border, think of the drain on Mexico's finances and the pressure it puts upon the Mexican people.
    I would love to see Mexico to become a greater nation for it people advantage.
    Truthfully I wish all nation's to become more powerful for their people to live better lives all across the world.
    A dream come true don't you think.

  • john patterson says:

    The USA will be destroyed by my ALMIGHTY KING.
    Americans plundered me.
    People all over this planet from several religions and cultures sing I am their Lion King Messiah the Prophet besser videos on my likes playlist.

  • Phyllis Westbury says:

    They would take Trump more seriously if Democrats would quit undermining him. They are making our country look weak.

  • The US ousted the legitimate  elected government of Iran in the 50s and later sponsored Saddam Hussein to make war on Iran for 8 years. Recently they threatened Iran over the downing of a US Drone. Has the US Government forgotten that one of it's US Ships shot down an Iranian passenger liner Iran Air Flight 655 causing the deaths of more than 200 people including children. A far greater loss in human life compared to a drone.Who is the real aggressor. Iran kept faith with the JCPOA yet the US did not keep to it's treaty agreement. The warmongers like Bolton want war and a complicit media serves them.

  • Trump already bitched out on Iran. The world has no respect for us. Even Baby Kim bullied Trump, and made a fool out of president bone spurs

  • Michael Randolf says:

    It's like withholding shoes from a child,( who needs them to walk across a glass filled parking lot) after the child ate all the candy, he was told "not to eat". "We won't ask for shoes, since YOU took them away in the first place." It makes ZERO sense.
    "If you give me shoes, I won't eat any more candy" = EASY SOLUTION!

  • Emmanuel Azuma says:

    The sanctions are working but on who? The ordinary citizens – women and children are those the sanctions are working on. Americans are happy when their sanctions are working and women and their children are dying. They sit down and laugh hahaha our sanctions are working. America's Kharma will return in multiples. Why can't America concentrate and build their economy independent on the blood of others.

  • How can you start a dialogue with someone who calls you “the great Satan”? Those fanatical haters that run Iran are execrable… there will be nothing but misery for iranians while they are in power.

  • "Campaign of terror" "Imperialist Ambition" says the country who has dozen of bases throughout the Middle East. Psychopathic Logic… The people will not submit to war propaganda.

  • Silverio Rebelo says:

    how is it the media don't challange a narrative based on terrible lies like "the Iranian campain of terror throughout the middle-East"?

  • Carolyn Miller says:

    These religious Zealots don’t care about their people. Their people must decide what they want out of life just as we do. The U.S.A. Has its own issues.

  • Ask the warpig, Sen. Tom Cotton, how much money he gets from Israeli first oligarchs and lobby groups like Sheldon Adelson and AIPAC?

  • Larry Hoffman says:

    The President's enemies in this country would love to see American blood spilt in order to bring Trump down.

  • Paleo Geology says:

    Iran will be turned into a pool of nuke glass. Read your bible people, it woulnt end well for all the nations who come against Israel.

  • Let me see…mexico is paying 15 000 troops to keep people out of our country…mmmm so we're saving money… Hey this is only one area where Mexicans will pay for the wall…

  • Qasem Soleimani says:

    Bolton an Trump have said the door is open for Iran to Walk in at anytime, but then the door closes and they put a bolt through Irans head like cattle in a slaughterhouse.

  • What do the the people in control want to be distracting us with this garbage. 2020 elections. Google propaganda wistle blower. Hilary clintons envolvement in child trafficking. Leave iran alone they are cornered and are acting as such. What would we do if we were surronded by a country like we have done to iran? War.

  • mexico finally understands this is a we thing and trump wants to work with them and help them this issue hurts mexico even more than america ….working together like this is a great thing maga 2020

  • Allyn Onderdonk says:

    I think that the problem with big tech. The law that protects them might be null and void because they are censoring conservatives instead of allowing everyone an equal voice. The law demands an equal voice for everyone in order to be protected by that particular law. I think that law now no longer protects them if they are now making the choices concerning whom gets to say things on their platforms.

  • John Longstreth says:

    Iran has attempted to "intimidate" the US and its neighbors since 1979. Yet, many nations conducted diplomacy with them. The Iranian diplomat is a clear purveyor of falsehoods. He is a liar.

  • If war breaks out between America & Iran America will win but at what cost Apart from the lives lost the cost of the war is estimated to run into the hundreds of billions which America can ill afford if it wants to remain a super power.

  • Put Tom Cotton in uniform put a rifle in his hand and let him lead us into war with Iran
    If ever there was a swamp snake he is it.

  • Patricia Ashley says:

    Thank You Veteran And Senator For Servicing The Truth.
    Media Stop Instigating This Matter. Listen To Our President. Media it Seems Like You Stearning Up A Fight. Thank You Senator For Telling The Truth In This Matters. His Name is Jesus. Trust Him. Read: Psalm144
    And Jeremiah Chapter 7.
    Thank God For Republicans Who Make American First And A President That's Not Ruled Bye The Media And Persuaded Bye Their Embellish Reporting.

  • Kurecore Kurecore says:

    Seems to me USA doing the same things years already,basicaly last 6 wars they engage in – support terrorists ,trying to overthrow goverements all around the world etc … Also in 2017 you still had around 6,800 nuclear weapons right?
    Kinda hipocrisy …

  • Kurecore Kurecore says:

    Seems to me USA doing the same things years already,basicaly last 6 wars they engage in – support terrorists ,trying to overthrow goverements all around the world etc … Also in 2017 you still had around 6,800 nuclear weapons right?
    Kinda hipocrisy …

  • Sen. Cotton we can send you to fight we are not going. Earn your pay or get out. America will not stand for the clown show wind bags and criminal activity from payed employees.

  • Michael McCullough says:

    Frankly President Trump is doing the right thing ruining their country with trade for not negotiating no nukes. Even if the Regime stalls and hope to build nukes, American intell will know and the President will end the trade embargoes with a strike. Either way Iran loses, they have to realise which way is less destruction against them.

  • What are Mexico's laws when it comes to deportation of illegal immigrant's? Are they the same as the US and must be given a court date and a ruling before they can be deported?

  • You have a conversation just like you did today; one word after another, one thought after another and leave all negative attitudes at home. Try it!
    You can't have your way if it is against the world & world peace!!

  • IMAGINE MY FREEDOMS third templers says:

    Why was Israel selling and delivering nukes to Iran the day after trump quit the Iran contract much like you come here next to the border to watch the immigrants driving right past the border while escorted by ice, doj and dhs traitors protecting there drugs and organ harvestee women and children without father's to protect them all from these evil mormon jesuit traitors and terrorists?

  • Eclectic Cerebro says:

    "Expects mexico to help us, as our neighbor to the south".. Oh.. So now they are our friendly neighbors? Lol

  • how dare iran put itself in the middle of our mideast bases!! last year they decided to trade oil with the euro…they MUST be insane! how dare them!! they must be in bed with venezuela!! trouble makers…..thats it!!!

  • Tom Cotton is dreaming of U.S. presidency and is trying to have the protection of Jues just because he thinks the only way to become US president is to be supported by Jues. That is all. He lies, he kills and he will do everythinging to satisfy Natan Yahou. We have to whatch him very carefully and keep him away from White House if we don't want Natan Yaheou run our country becked by Tom Cotton.

  • FunkyCornelius says:

    Why cant you stop murdering people in the Middle East, whilst dragging us in too based on lies and only to leave us their to die? Hi from Holland!

  • FunkyCornelius says:

    At least i’ the past you had a good lie to pull us into your dirty wars (warmongering murderer Bolton’s WMD’s), now you have a facist screaming toddler unable to finish a full English sentence screaming random lies and poop (just poop that makes no sense literally is what’s ‘leading’ you).
    Hi from Holland!

  • USA Bombing List – The Democracy World Tour:
    Japan: 1945
    Korea: 1950
    Guatemala:1954
    Indonesien:1958
    Kuba: 1959
    Vietnam:1961
    Kongo: 1964
    Laos: 1964
    Kambodscha:1969
    Iran: 1980
    El Salvador:1981
    Nicaragua:1981
    Libyen: 1986
    Panama: 1989
    Irak: 1991
    Sudan: 1998
    Serbien:1999
    Afghanistan:2001
    Irak: 2003
    Syrien: 2014
    Iran: 2019?

  • USA Bombing List – The Democracy World Tour:
    Japan: 1945
    Korea: 1950
    Guatemala:1954
    Indonesien:1958
    Kuba: 1959
    Vietnam:1961
    Kongo: 1964
    Laos: 1964
    Kambodscha:1969
    Iran: 1980
    El Salvador:1981
    Nicaragua:1981
    Libyen: 1986
    Panama: 1989
    Irak: 1991
    Sudan: 1998
    Serbien:1999
    Afghanistan:2001
    Irak: 2003
    Syrien: 2014
    Iran: 2019?

  • Iran could have started to negotiate before all the sanctions had started….now that it is a corner it tries to put blame on Trump Admin.

  • Cotton wants Iran to stop overthrowing the governments of other countries and start acting like a civilized country! That's rich. Cotton would do well to pick up an American History textbook.

  • Castor Denston says:

    We have a "strong and growing coalition." Wow, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel are in! Hey, maybe Trump can North Korean dictator Kim Il-un on board!

  • Brandon Jablasone says:

    One the destroyed Iran y’all gonna year a news article about how they made a mistake and so forth. It the same old story. I heard this with every country the US betrayed and destroyed.

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