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Republican US Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas meets with Netanyahu in Israel


LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton says he talked about the Iran nuclear agreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a weeklong trip to Israel.

Cotton's office said the freshman senator from Arkansas met with Netanyahu Monday in Jerusalem. The two talked about the deal, which they both oppose, and its implications for the region.

Cotton has been one of the most outspoken Senate critics of the agreement struck by the U.S., Iran, and five world powers to dismantle most of Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars' worth of sanctions relief. Congress will vote in September on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear deal.

Netanyahu has also been an outspoken opponent of the deal. Cotton said meeting with him reaffirmed his opposition to the agreement.

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