Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday challenged Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to a public debate over their respective nations.
“Hey @JZarif, I hear you called me out today,” Cotton tweeted.
“If you’re so confident, let’s debate the Constitution,” he continued.
“Here’s offer: Meet in D.C., @JZarif, time of your choosing to debate Iran’s record of tyranny, treachery and terror,” the freshman senator concluded.
To which Mr. Zaria replied:
“Serious diplomacy, not macho personal smear, is what we need,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter, before congratulating Cotton on the recent birth of his first child.”