Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif did not take kindly to Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R-Arkansas) aggressive tweets challenging him to a debate.
On Thursday, Zarif wrote on Twitter that Cotton had attacked him with “macho personal smear.” The Iranian official also suggested Cotton should be concerned about the “peace” of his son Gabriel, who was born Monday night:
Serious diplomacy, not macho personal smear, is what we need. Congrats on Ur new born. May U and Ur family enjoy him in peace .@SenTomCotton
Hey @JZarif, I hear you called me out today. If you’re so confident, let’s debate the Constitution. 1/4