CIA Director Warns Trump It Would Be the ‘Height of Folly’ to Scrap the Iran Deal
Just can’t wait for Trump to pretend to hold out for “a better deal” then relent. He got his base all fired up with promises to end this deal then will roll over for reality.
*Machiavelli smiles warmly*
CIA Director John Brennan said in a TV interview that ripping up the historic accord could allow Iran to resume its nuclear program and set off an arms race in the Middle East by encouraging other countries to acquire their own nuclear weapons.
“I think it would be disastrous” for the incoming Trump administration to renege on the deal with Iran, Brennan said in an unusually blunt interview with BBC.
“It could lead to a weapons program inside Iran that could lead other states in the region to embark on their own programs, so I think it would be height of folly if the next administration were to tear up that agreement,” Brennan said.
It is extremely rare for the CIA director to issue a public warning to an incoming administration, and it suggests deep concern inside the intelligence community about Trump’s intentions.