Alum Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran Push Back Against Senate GOP Letter

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
THE FISCAL TIMES -- The letter, authored by freshman Senator Tom Cotton, Republican-Arkansas, and signed by the entire Republican leadership, was structured as a miniature lesson in U.S. civics for the government in Tehran. It reminded them that, while President Obama will have to leave office in 2017, many senate Republicans will likely be in office for many years. “Perhaps decades,” the letter notes. Cotton even went so far as to post a Farsi version of the letter, tweeting it directly to Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif “in case you need a translation.” Zarif, as it happens, moved to the U.S. at age 17 and earned a Master’s degree at San Francisco State University as well as a second Masters and a Ph.D. at University of Denver.