fbpx

Type to search

CIA’s Brennan Says Tearing Up Iran Deal Would Be ‘Folly’

Headlines Middle East Politics Reuters Russia World

CIA’s Brennan Says Tearing Up Iran Deal Would Be ‘Folly’

Share
CIA Director Brennan says ripping up Iran deal 'folly'

LONDON (Reuters) – Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan has said it would be the “height of folly” for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to tear up Washington’s deal with Tehran because it would make it more likely that Iran and others would acquire nuclear weapons.

“It could lead to a weapons program inside of Iran that could lead other states in the region to embark on their own programs,” Brennan said in an interview with the BBC aired on Wednesday.

“So I think it would be the height of folly if the next administration were to tear up that agreement.”

Brennan also said that in dealing with the Syrian crisis, Trump should be cautious in trying to work with Russia.

“I hope there is going to be an improvement in relations between Washington and Moscow,” he said.

“President-elect Trump and the new administration need to be wary of Russian promises. Russian promises in my mind have not given us what it is that they have pledged.”

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon and Kate Holton; Editing by William Schomberg)

IMAGE: CIA Director John Brennan testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on “diverse mission requirements in support of our National Security”, in Washington, U.S., June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Tags:

4 Comments

  1. FireBaron November 30, 2016

    Obviously, our President-elect knows more about foreign analysis than the CIA! Just ask him and he will tell you!

    Reply
    1. iamproteus December 4, 2016

      Right! And we know from past experience that Trump would never lie to us. Right?

      Reply
  2. kari_foster December 1, 2016

    It’s been one year since I decided to leave my last job and that decision was a life changer for me… I started doing a job online, for this company I discovered on-line, few hrs daily, and I earn much more than i did on my last work… Last paycheck i got was for 9k dollars… Amazing thing about this is that now i have more time with my family… http://chilp.it/13548ef

    Reply
  3. sarahblester December 5, 2016

    It’s been 1 year since I abandoned my previous work and it was a best decision i made in my life… I started freelancing from home, over a website I discovered online, for several hours a day, and I earn much more than i did on my old job… My last month paycheck was for 9 thousand dollars… Amazing thing about this job is the more time i got for my family… http://tiny.pl/g9s36

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.